We've had a cold and rainy week all last week here in Wellington and its been chilly. I think we've got a few more days of rain. When it gets all cold, our family's choice of food is some cheesy pasta. I've been quite busy trying to get my business website ready ASAP, so a quick and easy meal to save time has been my agenda this past week. This is a one pot, with zero chopping type of a dish. If you choose to include some chopping, add some veggies to it.
Miss D the two year old loves her mince and pasta with a whole lot of passion, so when this was placed in front of her, she snuffed it up within a few minutes and yelled for MORE! Pair this dish with a fresh salad, or a veggie stirfry and you will be massively full.
- 500 gms of beef mince
- 1 Jar of pasta sauce
- 1 packet of pasta
- Shredded cheese
- 1 cup water
- Salt & Pepper to taste
In some heated oil, cook the beef mince. Season with some salt and pepper. I had some garlic salt so I added that to the mince. Once browned, slowly pour out the extra oil, then add the jar of pasta sauce and a cup of water. If you don't have pasta sauce at home, add a can of diced tomato.
Once it comes to a boil, add the pasta, reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and allow it to cook.
After the pasta is cooked, turn off the heat and add the shredded cheese, cover with a lid again so the cheese can melt.
Spoon into a bowl and serve.