Pasta Bake

bonnie88, Oct 17, 12:05am
Anyone have a good recipe for a pasta bake. Tried a new world pasta bake from a jar but it wasn't that nice.

smileeah, Oct 17, 4:27am
I make an easy pasta bake using a can of condensed tomato soup, 1/2c cream, 1/2c milk, 2T tomato paste, small can drained tuna, spring onions, s+p and grated cheese sprinkled over the top and sometimes stirred through as well.

nauru, Oct 17, 4:40am
I do a Garlic Mushroom one.Cook up 1-11/2 cups pasta spirals. Saute mushrooms (either sliced or whole) in butter, add 2 cloves garlic and cook over med heat until soft.Add 1/2 cup cream, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup white wine and2 chopped spring onions and 1/4 cup chopped parsley & simmer 5 mins.Thicken sauce slightly with some cornflour paste.Add cooked pasta and stir.Turn into greased dish and sprinkle with 1 cup grated cheese and 1 cup soft breadcrumbs mixed together.Cook in 180C oven for 15-20 mins.Serve with salad and some bread.

chicco2, Oct 17, 5:00am
Baked Pasta with Pumpkin
A little oil
1 Onoin chopped, Garlic to taste
2 Cans Tomatoes (Italian flavoured)
400 firm pumpkin..peeled and chopped
salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 C raw spinach or silver beet
250 g Raw tubular pasta
1/2 C grated cheese.
METHOD.. Preheat oven with roasting dish in, to 200
Heat oil in a saucepan and fry garlic and onion for a couple mins, then stir in Canned tomatoes and a little extra water from rinsing the can. Add salt and pepper and stir. Let gently simmer for 25 mins to reduce a little.
Toss pumpkin in oil and season, throw into preheated oven dish and roast for 1/2 hour, turn after 15mins.
Cook pasta till nearly done. Drain and add 1/2 the tomato sauce mix.
Spray a casserole dish and put ½ the pasta and sauce in the dish. Sprinkle with spinach, roast pumpkin and some cheese. Pour over some of the left over tomato mix.
Spread over the rest of the pasta and spinach on top. Then rest of pumpkin.
Pour over the rest of the tomato sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake at 180 till it bubbles.
Sometimes it needs more liquid, so you can use 2 cans of tomatoes.
Its very tasy. We have 1 vegetarian in the house, and this recipe is adaptable enough to add some meat if needed.

lyndyhopper, Oct 17, 9:30am
make a tuna pasta bake just like you would macaroni cheese.MMMM

smileeah, Oct 17, 9:09pm
Yep, and add lemon juice to the white sauce, and a pinch of mustard.

spongeypud, Oct 18, 9:08am
Tuna Bake

250g Macaroni
40g Butter
2 Tbls Plain Flour
1 1/2 cups Milk
1/2 cup Grated Tasty Cheese
425g can Tuna Chunks in spring water
Salt and Pepper to season
2 slices White Sandwich Bread
1 Tbls Olive Oil
Extra 1/4 cup grated Tasty Cheese

Preheat oven to 200*C. Cook the macaroni in a large saucepan of salted water until tender; drain. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and stir until combined. Cook for 1 minute or until bubbly. Remove from heat and slowly add milk, stirring until combined. Return to heat and stir until mixture comes to the boil. Add first measure of cheese. Stir until melted. Add mixture to pasta with drained and flaked tuna chunks. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to an ovenproof dish. Cut bread into 2 cm cubes. Combine with olive oil and extra cheese. Sprinkle over top of mixture and bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

Serves 4

lyndyhopper, Jun 9, 12:43pm
I'll put lemon juice and mustard in the next one I make.