0:05

To Prep

0:24

To Cook

16

INGREDIENTS

EASY

DIFFICULTY

6

SERVINGS

3

AVG RATING

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Cheat's pasta bake

Ingredients
    • Method
    1. Step 1

      Cook risoni in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions, until tender. Drain well.

    2. Step 2

      Meanwhile, heat oil in a large deep frying pan. Add onion and bacon. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until browned and tender. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for 3 minutes or until browned. Add garlic, herb sprigs and wine. Simmer for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove and discard herbs.

    3. Step 3

      Meanwhile, make Microwave béchamel Place butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 1 minute or until melted. Add flour. Whisk to combine. Microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until bubbling. Gradually whisk in 1 cup milk until smooth. Stir in remaining milk. Microwave on MEDIUM- HIGH (75%) for 3 to 4 minutes, whisking every minute, or until sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

    4. Step 4

      Preheat grill on high. Spoon risoni into an 8-cup-capacity flameproof baking dish. Spread evenly to level. Top with mince mixture. Spread to level. Arrange basil in a single layer over mince. Pour over béchamel. Sprinkle with cheese. Grill for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Serve sprinkled with extra basil.

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