FOOD

Make dinner a breeze with this Ricotta Meatball Pasta Bake

Save up on the washing with this tasty combo.
ricotta meatball pasta bake
6
20M
45M
1H 5M

Ingredients

Meatballs
TIP: Perfect Italiano Perfect Bakes 3 Cheeses is a blend of cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan. You can replace it with grated pizza cheese, if preferred.

Method

Step 1

To make meatballs, place all ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix with clean hands until well combined. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls (makes about 22).

Step 2

Arrange meatballs in a single layer over the base of a lightly greased, large ovenproof dish (12-cup capacity – about 22cm x 28cm x 7cm deep).

Step 3

Cook in a hot oven (200C) for 15 minutes. Remove. Scatter pasta over meatballs. Stir in pasta sauce and 1 1/2 cups hot water. Cover with two layers of foil.

Step 4

Cook in the same oven for 30 minutes, or until pasta is just tender. Remove. Uncover and stir well.

Step 5

Whisk ricotta, cream, egg, and flour in a medium jug until smooth and combined. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over meatballs and pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Return to the same oven.

Step 6

Cook, uncovered, for about 15 minutes, or until cheese is light golden. Remove. Stand for 10 minutes.

Step 7

Serve with salad leaves. Garnish with oregano.

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