Prep:  5 min
Cook:  15 min
Serves:  4
Average: 4.7 (23 votes)
Recipe by: Perfect Italiano
This quick and easy penne pasta recipe is a great veggie smuggler dinner idea. Lots of vegetables are cooked into tomato sauce with beef or pork mince to make a tasty family meal.
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20 Minute Penne Pasta
  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and refresh with cold water
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy based pan over high, add mince and stir breaking up any lumps until meat is browned
  3. While beef is cooking, process carrot, zucchini, onion and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add vegetables to pan and cook for 2 minutes
  4. Stir in passata and mix well; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes. Sauce should be rich and thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  5. Toss cooked penne through hot pasta sauce along with half the Parmesan. Divide amongst plates and top with remaining Parmesan
Tips & Hints:
  • Use a box grater if a food processor is unavailable.
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Made this for a school GAT
2 years 4 months ago
Loved this recipe! Easy to make and would definitely recommend. I made this for a school GAT and really enjoyed it!
So quick, easy and delicious
3 years 1 week ago
Made this for our meal tonight, was so flavour and easy to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe