Cheesy Slow Cooked Beef + Bean Pasta Bake

Cheesy Slow Cooked Beef + Bean Pasta Bake

  • Author: Rani
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 serves 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian


Cheesy Slow Cooked Beef + Bean Pasta Bake. AKA all the warm comfort food things that you love in a simple, healthy and delicious – no slow cooker required – weeknight recipe.



  • 400g rigatoni pasta
  • 1 pack Perfectly Balanced Mexican style slow cooked beef with beans
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbs finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 thin slices mozzarella (optional) 
  • Mixed salad leaves to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180C (fan forced). Cook rigatoni in a pot of boiling water according to packet directions. Drain and transfer the pasta to a large baking dish.
  2. Add the slow cooked beef with beans, baby spinach and grated cheese. Stir until well combined. Sprinkle with parmesan and scatter with thin slices of mozzarella (if using).
  3. Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the slow cooked beef has warmed through and the cheese has melted.
  4. Divide into 4 serves. Serve with mixed salad leaves. 


  • No rigatoni in the pantry? No worries. You can use any type of pasta in this recipe. I can vouch for penne and spiral pasta being just as delish.
  • If you’ve got leftovers pop them in an air tight container and stick them in the freezer. This recipe reheats perfectly. 

Keywords: Pasta, Beef, Cheese, Pasta Bake



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