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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
Course: Pasta meals
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: meat-free steak strips, pasta, vegetarian
Servings: 6 portions
Calories: 628kcal
Author: Emily Leary


  • 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