Meatball pasta bake

Recipe from: 6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 8
Servings 6
Time 15 minutes


  • 350
    fusilli pasta
  • 400
    lean beef mince
  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 40
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1
    large egg, beaten
  • 15
  • 820
    (2 x 410 g tins) chopped Italian-style tomatoes
  • 150
    Cheddar or mozzarella cheese, grated


45 minutes
Cook pasta according to the packet instructions.
Meanwhile prepare the meatballs.
Place the meat in a bowl, add the onion and parsley and mix well.
Stir in the egg and season with salt and pepper.
Shape into balls.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook meatballs in batches, turning until browned.
Drain on paper towelling.
Drain pastta and tip into a large ovenproof dish, or smaller individual dishes.
Add meatballs, then pour over the tomatoes.
Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 180 °C for about 30 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
Note: Smaller dishes will need less time to bake.

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