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Meatball and mozzarella pasta bake

“Meet your family’s new favourite pasta dish that’s prepared in a flash and full of Italian flavour. Try making a double batch and reheating the next day for a fuss-free lunch or dinner”

  • 4.75 Star
  • Timer Prep 5 min
    Cook 25 min
  • Chef hat Easy


Crush the garlic cloves. Drain and tear into chunks the mozzarella balls.

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  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6.
  2. 2 Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook the pasta for 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. 3 Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole over a medium heat. Drop the meatballs into the oil and fry for a few minutes, until golden brown all over.
  4. 4 Add the garlic and half of the basil leaves to the casserole and fry for 1 further minute. Add the Cook with M&S roasted red pepper paste and the passata and bring to the boil. Remove the casserole from the heat, stir in the cooked pasta and season.
  5. 5 Dot the mozzarella chunks over the top, drizzle with oil and scatter over the remaining basil leaves. Place in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Serve.

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8 Reviews

  • Janet

    This is so easy to make and delicious

  • K8D

    Delicious and do easy adapted it to vegetarian as well, just replace meatballs with veggie ones.

  • David

    Great recipe it’s a family favourite, I sometimes replace the meatballs with chicken breast diced and chorizo; this is also delicious. I also serve it with potato wedges.

  • Davy

    Nice hearty evening meal , would definitely recommend.

  • Nicolae Cosmin

    Cool and delicious. Another way to make Bolognese paste!

  • Kerry B

    Super easy meal…DELICIOUS &YUMMY family favorite.

  • Lei

    Yummy and easy.

  • Irene

    A bit basic Far too much pasta. Not really a pasta bake as it is only in the oven for 5mins. Overall disappointing