Tomato & mozzarella spaghetti bake

Tomato & mozzarella spaghetti bake

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(51 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal639
  • fat24g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs80g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein31g
  • salt1.14g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 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)



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  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.

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8th Feb, 2019
Made this meal last night for my husband and best friend and it was delicious. I will definitely be making again.
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13th Nov, 2018
I've made this twice now, the first time I made it exactly as it is here, yesterday I added ham and mushrooms. Both versions are delicious and loved by whole family! I'll be making it again!
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14th Jan, 2018
A tasty dish that all the family loves. Even my 3 my 3 year old said it was the best ever
26th Apr, 2017
Delicious, tasty, amazing
11th Nov, 2016
Bland, dry, not great
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31st Aug, 2014
Made this tonight for my family and it was liked by all! I followed the recipe, but did add one red onion, two extra cloves of garlic, one red pepper and a small jar of tomato and basil pizza sauce - wonderful! Will be making this dish again, with fresh (but cooked) chorizo.
11th Jan, 2014
A simple crowd pleaser. You can't really go wrong with a pasta bake. We added some mushrooms and plan to add some more veg next time we make it.
18th Mar, 2013
U don't hav to add chilli flakes though if u don't like them! :¬)
18th Mar, 2013
This is one of my favourite meals, I LOVE it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much it is completely delic!!!!!!!!! I completely recemend this to anyone and everyone!
10th Mar, 2013
REALLY yummy - added anchovies and capers as they needed using up and it was great!


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