Baked macaroni and mince close-up

Baked macaroni and mince: A cheesy winter pasta. Image by Rob Owen-Wahl from Pixabay

Baked macaroni and mince: A cheesy winter pasta with the family

For a winter night in with your family, pasta is the way to go. If you have leftover beef mince, try our baked macaroni and mince. It’s a cheesy delight.

Baked macaroni and mince close-up

Baked macaroni and mince: A cheesy winter pasta. Image by Rob Owen-Wahl from Pixabay

Did you make too much mince for spaghetti last night or have leftover beef casserole or roast beef? Then, a cheesy pasta is the way to go. Our baked macaroni and mince dish is loosely based on past al forno. It’s baking your mac and mince in layers like lasagna and a top layer of cheesy goodness. It’s the perfect leftover dish which the whole family will appreciate and enjoy any day of the week.

Baked macaroni and mince suggestions

You can still make a creamier pasta by adding bechamel sauce, just like making lasagna. With a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of flour, melt them together until the flour smell goes away. Very slowly add milk and whisk continuously until it’s thick and smooth. Season well and use it to cover the mince before adding a layer of cheese. Bake your casserole until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Serve with a light green salad.

For a winter night in with your family, pasta is the way to go. If you have leftover beef mince, try our baked macaroni and mince. It’s a cheesy delight.

Baked macaroni & mince recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Baking Time

10

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 g macaroni or penne pasta

  • 250 g beef mince, cooked with onions, tomato and garlic

  • 75 g grated cheese

  • 300 m Tomato pasta sauce

  • Italian herbs

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  • Boil the macaroni in salt water and cook until tender but still al dente. Drain the water when done.
  • Cook or heat the minced beef with the tomato sauce. Season well with salt, pepper and Italian herbs.
  • In a casserole dish, sprinkle the bottom for it with grated cheese and then a layer of macaroni, meat and continue until all of the ingredients are used, finishing with cheese.
  • Bake in a 200°C oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with chipped parsley and serve immediately.

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