Cheesy Pasta Bake
Servings Prep Time
4 – 6 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 – 6 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, boil the pasta according to packet directions, but turn off the heat and drain with about 2-3 minutes to go on the cooking time.
  2. Cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot, brown the onion in a little olive oil over medium heat.
  4. Add the garlic and saute 1 minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, sugar, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  6. Add the fresh herbs and any veg you are using, grated or chopped into small pieces. If you are using lentils, tinned are fine to go in as is, while dried will need some extra water in with them. I’d add the same amount of water as lentils and keep an eye on the levels as you go.
  7. Simmer for as long as possible – 30 mins is good.
  8. When the sauce and the pasta are ready, mix together and pour into a baking dish. Top with cheese. You can also do up to this part in advance and leave in the fridge or even freeze.
  9. Bake at 200C for about 20-20 minutes until heated through and cheese is golden brown.