• Serves 6
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients


A low cost, family friendly recipe.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 500 grams Beef mince
  • 1 tbls Oil
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 Carrot, grated
  • 400 grams Crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbls Tomato paste
  • 1-2 tsp Oregano
  • 150-200 grams Pasta, uncooked, (I usually use spirals)
  • 1-2 cups Cheese, grated (depends on how cheesy you like it)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Cook pasta as per the packet instructions.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan. Cook onion, garlic and carrot, until carrot is tender.
  3. Add mince, cook until browned. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and oregano and simmer until mixture has thickened slightly. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir cooked pasta and half of the cheese into beef mixture. Spoon into an oven proof dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake, uncovered for approximate 20 minutes or until browned.


In place of the tinned tomatoes and tomato paste you could use pasta sauce or condensed tomato soup. You could easily add some grated zucchini or chopped celery along with the onion and carrot.

  • I don’t care how hot it’s supposed to be today – I’m making this for tea!


  • I think this would be a big thumbs up.


  • Sounds delicious,l have been wanting to do a pasta bake for a while now,love it!


  • Yaaaaay for the hidden vegies….another one to try on the kids. Thank you


  • I make pasta bake the same as this, but I add in grated zucchini, beans and peas.
    It is delicious.


  • This sounds perfect and would be lovely with extra veggies in it.Zucchini and green beans chopped would be nice.


  • yummy, loved making this from scratch rather that a jar, I put a couple of chopped bacon rashers in it as well, next time I may put in some chopped mushrooms as well to hide some extra vegies in it, but the recipe was easy and simple to make, definitely making again, and I will be making a huge amount and freezing some to make one night easy


  • I have gotta make this soon ! looks amazing


  • Love this idea my family an I love pasta an mince this recipe had both so we’re sure going to love it..


  • This is a great one to fill my boys up with


  • Oh I need this for a quick meal this week.
    My family love this stuff.


  • i have shared this. i love this classic recipe. the kids love this too! :)


  • Super yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe!


  • Yum! From the little kids to the big kids, everyone demolishes a good pasta dish, and this is awesome


  • Great alternative to spaghetti bolognese


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