Italian Meatball Pasta Bake

Made with Perfect Italiano™ Perfect Bakes and Parmesan Cheese

Serves:

4

Preparation Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400g fusilli (spirals) pasta
  • 500g beef mince
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup Perfect Italiano Parmesan Grated
  • ¼ cup dried breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 250ml beef stock
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped
  • ½ packet of Perfect Italiano Perfect Bakes
  • Salt and Pepper

Steps

  1. To make the meatballs, mix the beef mince, garlic, egg, Perfect Italiano Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Round into small balls.
  2. Place the olive oil in a large saucepan over a high heat. Add the meatballs and cook for 5 minutes or until browned. Remove and set aside.
  3. Sauté onion in a pot over a medium heat until soft. Add the stock and tomatoes then simmer for 5 min or until mixture reduces slightly. Add the meatballs, and bring to boil. Cover and cook for 10 min or until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta, drain and toss to combine into the pot of sauce.
  5. Transfer into a baking dish and sprinkle over the Perfect Italiano Perfect Bakes cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 min in pre-heated 200°C oven or until the cheese is melted golden brown.