A comforting and indulgent dish for weeknight dinners or parties
Serves 6
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Combine your love for bolognese and pasta bakes in this tasty lasagne, which boasts a crisp cheese exterior that gives way to rich, flavourful layers brought by mince, cheese, tomato and more. You’ll want to add this to your pasta recipe collection.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 500 g beef mince
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 700 g bottle passata
  • 250 g large spiral pasta
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1⅓ cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • Rocket salad, to serve

Preheat oven to 220 C (200 C fan-forced). Grease and line a 22 cm (base measurement) round springform pan with baking paper.


Heat oil in a large saucepan over moderately high heat. Add onion. garlic and mince; cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for 5 mins or until mince is browned.


Add tomato paste; cook and stir for 2 mins. Add passata: simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 12-15 mins or until sauce is thick.


Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 10-12 mins or until tender. Drain; return to pan.


Add egg, mince mixture and 1 cup of mozzarella to pasta. Season with salt and pepper; mix well.


Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Using the back of a large spoon, press mixture firmly into pan and smooth surface. Top with tomato and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.


Bake for 20-25 mins or until cheese is melted and golden. Stand in pan for 15 mins. Cut into wedges. Serve with salad.

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