Beef & vegetable pasta bake with cottage cheese topping0050
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 5 hrs 45 mins
5 hrs 45 mins
6 hrs 5 mins
500 grams of beef mince browned
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of dried mixed herbs
2 beef stock cubes crumbled
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Dash of red wine
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tins of diced tomatoes
1 onion diced small
1 carrot grated
1 red capsicum diced small
1/2 a grated zucchini
6 cherry tomatoes, each cut into thirds
300 grams of dried pasta (i used small shells)
About 1/2 a cup of light tasty grated cheese
Mixed with 150 grams of low fat cottage cheese
1Brown mince in pan and add to slow cooker, add all other ingredients and stir. Cook on low for 5 hours with lid on.
3Cook pasta in separate pot of boiling water, i cooked mine so it was still abit firm because it cooks further in slow cooker. Once cooked, drain and add to the slow cooker and combine with the mince sauce. Flatten with the back of a spoon so the mince and pasta is quite flat.
5Combine the grated cheese and cottage cheese in a small bowl and spread the mixture over the top of the pasta and mince.
7Cook on high for another 30 to 45 minutes with the lid on and tea towel under the lid to absorb moisture.
9Serve with salad and garlic bread or just on its own!