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Penne Pasta Bake

By guinea-pigsrockabi12 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Serves 2
A great dish to help you get all of your nutrients into your diet!


For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 a medium onion
  • 1tsp fresh basil
  • 70g beef meatballs
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 can of passata
  • 1tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 and 1/2 heaped tbsp sweetcorn
  • 1 heaped tbsp carrots
  • 1 heaped tbsp peas
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper

For the Pasta:

  • 120g Penne Pasta Shapes

To Top:

  • 50g grated mozzarella
  • 1 whole fresh basil leaf


  • STEP 1
    Wash hands, tie back hair and gather ingredients.
  • STEP 2
    Finely chop the onion and basil. Chop the carrot into chunks and chop the meatballs into quarters.
  • STEP 3
    Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan on a medium temperature.
  • STEP 4
    Add the meatballs and onion to the pan and fry gently for 5 minutes on a medium heat.
  • STEP 5
    Add the can of tomatoes, the passata, tomato puree, sweetcorn, carrots, peas, basil, sugar, salt and pepper to the pan. Mix well.
  • STEP 6
    Simmer gently on a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring it occasionally.
  • STEP 7
    Whilst the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta. Boil water in a seperate saucepan and add the pasta. Leave the pasta to cook for 10-12 minutes until soft.
  • STEP 8
    Once the sauce has simmered (your pasta should be cooking by now) remove the pan from the heat and place on a wooden board.
  • STEP 9
    Once the pasta has cooked, drain it in a colander and rinse with cold water.
  • STEP 10
    Pour the pasta sauce onto a plate. Then place the pasta on top in the middle of the plate. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top of the pasta. Then put the whole basil leaf on top. Enjoy!!!
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