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Creamy beef pasta bake

  • 6 to 8

Rich beef pasta bake with ricotta, tomato and herbs, suitable from 9 months

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g beef mince
  • 500g pasta
  • 200g tomato puree
  • 1 400g can tomatoes
  • 350g ricotta or cream cheese
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp mixed herbs
  • 60g breadcrumbs
  • 150g Cheddar cheese, grated
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Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the onion and garlic with the olive oil in a pan until soft, add the mince and cook until browned.

  • Step 2

    Add the tomato puree and stir through well before adding the chopped tomatoes, bay leaves and herbs.

  • Step 3

    Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Cook the pasta according to the instructions then add to the pan along with the ricotta or cream cheese.

  • Step 5

    Mix thoroughly and cook for a further 10 minutes before pouring into a baking dish.

  • Step 6

    Top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs and bake at 180C/350F/Gas mark 4 for 25-30 minutes.

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