Pasta al forno

Wanna know what today’s lesson is? Use a big enough pan, it worked this time, but better safe than sorry.. Anyway, here’s a recipe for pasta al forno which I love love love..

– 500 grams pasta penne (1 package)
– 200 grams mozzarella (or more, I use a lot cause mozzarella is basically the best)
– 1 1/2 tablespoon shredded parmesan
– 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
– 2-3 zucchinis
– 1 pound ground beef
– 1 yellow onion
– 2 garlic cloves
– 2 carrots
– 500 grams crushed tomatoes
– 1 tablespoon tomato purée
– Salt and black pepper to taste
– Olive oil

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1. Boil water on high, add the pasta and some salt and boil until tender.

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2. Chop the zucchini, carrots and onion into pieces and press the garlic.

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3. Fry the carrots, onions, zucchini and garlic in the olive oil until softened.

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4. Brown the ground beef and add the tacoseasoning (recipe here).

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5. Mix the ground beef, crushed tomatoes, tomato purée and the vegetables and add some pepper to taste. Simmer under a lid for 20 minutes.

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6. Spray a pan lightly with olive oil and then add half of the pasta.

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7. Then layer with half of the ground beef mixture.

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8. Layer with half the mozzarella and half the parmesan. Repeatwith the pasta and ground beef. Top with mozzarella, parmesan and breadcrumbs.

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9. Gratinate in oven for 20 minutes.

10. Enjoy!