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Italian Style 3 Cheese Baked Penne

Cooking Time: 20 min Preparation Time: 15 min Serves: 4 people
a prepared Italian Style 3 Cheese Baked Penne meal
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Energy 3786 KJ
45%
Sugars 5.4 g
6%
Fat 36.5 g
52%
Saturates 17.7 g
89%
Salt 3.145 g
50%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Ingredients

30 ml olive oil

1 tsp fennel seeds

150 g onions, diced

150 g brown mushrooms, sliced

500 g beef mince

3 garlic cloves, minced

5 g chilli flakes

7.5 g oregano, dried

7.5 g thyme, dried (with extra fresh thyme for garnish)

5 g rosemary, dried

2 cans All Gold Tomato and Onion Mix

400 g Fattis and Monis penne pasta (boil until al dente)

200 g mozzarella cheese, grated

250 ml ricotta cheese

100 g parmesan cheese, shaved

Salt & pepper to taste

Method

1. Heat olive oil and fry the fennel seeds for about a minute and sauté the onions and mushrooms for 2 minutes or until water from mushrooms has evaporated.

2. Brown the beef mince in the same pan and add garlic, chilli flakes, thyme and rosemary. Mix in the tomato and onion mix and simmer on low heat for 15 – 20 minutes or until the sauce has reduced well.

3. Preheat oven to 180°C.

4. Spread a quarter of the mince mixture on the bottom of a casserole dish. Crumble some of the ricotta and spread over the penne pasta. Pour over the rest of the mince mixture and top with the mozzarella, parmesan and remaining ricotta.

5. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until the cheese has browned and is slightly crisp.

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