Meatball pasta bake.

This is a simple and delicious meal, especially for cheese and meatballs lovers. Easy to make and the end result never fails to excite your stomach.

  • 400g penne pasta
  • 600g meatballs
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tablespoon puree
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • Stock cubes or maggi cubes
  • pepper
  • 40ml olive oil
  • 200g mozzarella cheese or cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 650ml crushed tomatoes

FIRSTLY: cook your meatballs till they get brown. you can do this by putting it in the oven or putting it in a pan and putting it on fire. I sprinkled one maggi cube and  pinch of salt.
preheat oven  to 180 degrees. 

  • In a large pan pour in your olive oil on medium heat, add your chopped onions and crushed garlic cloves. cook for 4-5 minutes ,making sure they do not burn.
  • Add tomatoes, puree, thyme, mixed spices, salt, maggi,pepper and mix together, bring to boil cooking with medium heat and leave to simmer. 10-15 minutes
  • In another pot boil your pasta for about 10 minutes, following the instruction written by the manufactures. drain and keep aside
  • Add browned meatballs to the sauce and stir gently, add the pasta next and mix well , dish into a oven proof dish , sprinkle cheese and bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or just until the top is slightly golden.
  • Take out of the oven and serve hot. enjoy 
without cheese

sprinkled cheese 

out of the oven

yum yum

Author: thelmzkitchen

Just a girl who is very passionate about food and cooking

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