30-minute pasta bake with meat-free steak pieces
A delicious twist on the classic sausage pasta bake, this easy to make dish packs a flavourful punch with garlic, herbs and moreish meat-free steak Strips.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 portions
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 red onion chopped
- 1 tsp garlic purée
- 1 tsp dried basil
- salt and pepper
- 300 g meat-free steak strips
- 800 g chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 500 g fusili pasta
- 250 g mozzarella grated
- 85 g mature cheddar grated
- 10 g Parmesan grated
- 1 tsp dried oregano
Warm the olive oil in a large oven proof pan, then add the onion, garlic, basil and a pinch of salt and pepper and fry gently until soft.
Add the meat-free steak pieces and continue to fry.
When the strips are cooked through, add the tomatoes and sugar and bring up to a gentle simmer. This is a good time to get your pasta on to cook in a large pan with plenty of boiling, salted water.
When the sauce has reduced to a thick, rich red, it's ready.
Season to taste, then add the drained, al dente pasta.
Mix well and level off in the pan.
Top with the mozzarella, cheddar, hard cheese and oregano.
Bake at 200C/400F (180C fan) for around 10 minutes until melted and just starting to bubble.
Serve to the table, all gooey and stretchy and delicious, with plenty of salad and a generous helping of garlic bread.
Calories: 628kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 603mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 404mg | Iron: 6mg