Cheesy Meaty Macaroni

by Jane
4/6 Portions
30 min

This is a yummy quick dish with lots of fresh ingredients. All goes into one dish to be baked in the oven.

Brown 500g of beef mince

While it’s browning boil a bag of macaroni.

Chop up a red pepper, onion & 3 garlic cloves.

Add the pepper, onion & garlic to a frying pan & Fry until softened.

Chop some vine plum tomatoes and fresh chillis and add to the mix.

Give it all a good mix

Add a cup of chicken stock

Add some spicy Italian seasoning

Add some crushed chillis

Add a tin of chopped tomatoes

Add 2 teaspoons of red pesto

Mix and let simmer for 5 minutes

Add the browned mince to the sauce and stir

Add some chilli oil

Drain the macaroni

Add the sauce to the macaroni but keep some back for putting over the top later

Give it a mix

Add some Red Leicester cheese and mix

Pour into a tray or dish

spread the remaining sauce mix over the top.

Cover with grated cheese & bake in oven on 180 until cheese has melted and golden

Serve with some salad covered in pomegranate molasses

Recipe details
  • 4/6  Portions
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Whole dish
  • 500g beef mince
  • bag of macaroni
  • onion chopped
  • red pepper chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • vine plum tomatoes chopped
  • fresh red chillis chopped
  • cup chicken stock
  • spicy Italian seasoning
  • chilli flakes
  • tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp red pesto
  • chilli oil
  • Red Leicester cheese
Whole dish
Heat oven to 180
brown the mince
boil the bag of macaroni
fry the onion, red pepper & garlic til softened
add the chopped vine fresh tomatoes & fresh chilli and stir
add a cup of chicken stock
add the spicy Italian seasoning & chilli flakes to your taste
add tin of chopped tomatoes
add 2 tsp of red pesto and stir
now add the mince into the sauce
add some chilli oil
drain the macaroni
add the sauce tot the macaroni holding some back for later
pour into a tray or dish and cover with remaining sauce
grate some cheese over the top and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden.
serve with salad with pomegranate molasses