Tomato & mozzarella spaghetti bake

Tomato & mozzarella spaghetti bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This pasta bake is simple yet satisfying, great for a weeknight supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
639
protein
31g
carbs
80g
fat
24g
saturates
11g
fibre
5g
sugar
8g
salt
1.14g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • good pinch chilli powder
  • 400g spaghetti, broken into short lengths
  • handful basil leaves, plus a few extra
  • 250g pack mozzarella, sliced
  • 50g grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in large pan, add the garlic and fry for 1 min. Add the tomatoes, chilli and seasoning, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti, then drain. Mix the spaghetti with the tomato sauce and basil, then spoon half into a large ovenproof dish. Arrange half the mozzarella over the top and sprinkle with half the Parmesan. Repeat the layers, then bake for 15-20 mins until lightly browned on top. Scatter with extra basil and serve with a big green salad.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2009

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jb5370's picture
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Cheated and used a big tub of tomato and mascarpone sauce! asted great - love all that melted mozarella.

drusilla's picture
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Liked this as a veggie alternative to Spag Bol. Would work equally well with pasta shapes, if you have no spaghetti.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Found this very stodgy and boring.

kaff_mca's picture
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I have to agree with Sally, the sauce could take a little longer to reduce. Also, I found the addition of half an onion and a dash of balsamic vinegar really helped boost teh flavour.
Everyone really liked this new take on spaghetti, it was quick and dead easy to make- well worth a try.

notmum's picture
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This was a nice quick mid week meal, however the tomato sauce needs a lot longer than 10mins to reduce, I did mine for 15-20 mins and it still came out of the cooker too watery, I was expecting it to thicken up more in the cooker...it didn't. I will do this again but will definitely reduce the sauce a lot more before cooking.

cloclo's picture

This looks very interesting, will try asap!

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