Food

Meatball pasta bake

Deliciously easy to make.
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Make ahead: Bake can be made up to two days ahead. Place a piece of baking paper, then foil over the top. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Cook in a hot oven (200°C) for 35 minutes. Remove foil and baking paper. Cook for a further 10 minutes. 

Ingredients

Method

1.

Place bread in a medium bowl. Pour over milk. Stand for 5 minutes to soak. Mash with a fork to combine.

2.

Place beef in a large bowl. Add bread mixture with seasoning. Mix well with your hands. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls.

3.

Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water for 5 minutes. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain well. Return to pan.

4.

Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over a medium to high heat. Add meatballs. Cook, turning, until browned all over. Stir in the sauce and ½ cup of water. Bring to boil.

5.

Pour mixture over pasta in pan. Stir in spinach. Transfer to a large, shallow ovenproof dish (8-cup capacity). Sprinkle with cheese.

6.

Cook in a hot oven (200°C) for about 15 minutes, or until cheese is golden. Stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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