On 18th April 2016, This was Dinner…
If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will know I love a pasta bake. This BBC Good Food recipe has a suggestion to serve with garlic bread! All those carbs? I don’t think I could manage it! Oh and there was plenty of leftovers for lunch at work the next day, always a winner.
- Preheat the oven to 190°c (fan)
- Finely chop an onion
- Finely chop a couple of garlic cloves
- Grate some parmesan
- Prepare a small amount of beef stock
- Get lamb mince, macaroni, ricotta, tin of chopped tomatoes, ground cinnamon, milk, dried oregano, oil & seasoning ready
Throw it together…
Heat some oil in a pan and add the onion. Cooking until softened then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Add the mince and cook until browned, breaking it up as you cook.
Add the cinnamon and stir. Add the stock and allow it to reduce. Sprinkle in the oregano then add the tomatoes and cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Remove the lid and season then cook for another 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
Cook the pasta then drain.
Mix the ricotta with most of the parmesan and some seasoning and stir in the pasta.
Pour the mince into a large oven proof dish then top with the pasta. Scatter over the remaining parmesan. Bake for around 20 minutes.
Dish it up…
Get a great scoop into a bowl and feel the comfort of the pasta bake.