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Perfect Pasta Bake

Published Sunday, 10 February, 2013 by Jaya Jaspal

An amazingly hearty, filling dish! great comfort food and lasts for days in the fridge!



  • 100g pasta (any sort really. I tend to use penne)
  • 50g meat (can be fish, poultry or beef/ pork etc)
  • 100g veggies (i like sliced peppers, onions and carrots)
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • herbs (oregano, rosemary etc (depends on the sort of meat))
  • 1 clove garlic
  • cheeseee
  • 1 single packet of ready salted crisps (optional)


-put the pasta on the hob to boil

-chop up your veggies and meat any way you like

-fry the chopped meat in a deep pan until cooked

-pop the veggies and garlic in the same dish to fry lightly

-pour in the 2 tins of tomatoes

-check the pasta to see if its cooked

-if cooked, drain the pasta

-put the herbs in the sauce and stir with a wooden spoon

-keep stirring until boiling and take off the heat

-start grating the cheese (you need loads!)

-break the crisps into bits

-in a deep ovenproof dish, start mixing the sauce with the drained pasta

-preheat the oven to 190 degrees

-cover the mixture with the broken crisps evenly

-sprinkle the cheese on top

-pop it in the oven for 20mins

-take it out and enjoy the warmth of a homey meal!!!

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