Easy Peasy Pasta Bake

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:50 m

Are you looking for the easiest pasta bake in the world? Well then you are in the right place! A ridiculously tasty easy family dinner idea for vegetarians and vegans alike - trust us, this dish is gonna blow your mind!

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For the veg

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For the pasta bake

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To serve

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Before you start

Preheat oven to 180˚C, fan setting | Large mixing bowl | Large, deep roasting/lasagne tray | Foil

Prepare the veg

  • Slice the garlic
  • Cut the beef tomatoes into thick slices
  • Roughly chop the basil (leaves and stems) and reserve some leaves for garnish

Assemble the pasta bake

  • Add all the pasta bake ingredients (apart from the plant-based cheese and sliced beef tomatoes) to the mixing bowl and mix well 
  • Pour the mix into the baking dish
  • Sprinkle the grated plant-based cheese evenly over the top and layer on the sliced tomatoes

Bake and serve

  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes
  • Remove the foil, turn down the heat to 160C, and bake for a further 15 minutes (this will get rid of any excess moisture)
  • Let the baking tray for 5-10 minutes, then portion into slices and serve with a garnish of reserved basil leaves
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