Recipe By Jaxters
Food Type: Meat
No of Portions: 4
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Ingredients & Prep
400 g Dried Macaroni
120 g Pancetta chopped
400 g Hard cows milk mozzarella cheese grated
100 g Parmesan cheese grated
400 ml Tomato Passata
250 ml Water
1/2 Onion chopped
2 Garlic clove grated
2 tbsp Tomato puree
1 tbsp Fresh basil chopped
1/2 tsp Chilli flake (optional)
1 tsp Caster sugar
1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Olive oil
Pre-heat oven to 200°C fan.
Cook pasta as per instructions in slightly salted water.
Add pancetta & oil to a frying pan over a med heat, cook until crispy then remove & set aside.
Make the tomato sauce, place onion & olive oil in the same frying pan over a med heat, stir & cook onion until soft, then add garlic & cook for a one more minute, then add passata, water, sugar, tomato puree, chilli flakes if used, sugar, salt & pepper, bring to a simmer & cook for 2 mins stirring all the time, when done blend sauce with a stick/hand blender or liquidiser to smooth, then add basil & stir in.
Tip cooked pasta & pancetta into a baking dish, mix together, then pour over the tomato sauce & mix together, then sprinkle mozzarella over the top evenly follows by the parmesan, bake for 15 to 20 mins until it bubbles.
Suggestion & Tips
Have with crusty bread & salad. Instead of pancetta you can use bacon.