#2 FTSS - A Perfect Pasta Bake

Friday 17 August 2018

A Perfect Pasta Bake

Happy Friday! Today, I want to talk about a meal that I make often. If I am going away for a while, I tend to make this meal and put it in the fridge for my housemates. If I have had a long day at university and I want something quick and yummy, I will tend to make this meal. If there is hardly anything for dinner in the house, I will tend to make this meal.

I love making pasta bakes because I can just bung everything in a big dish, cook it up and serve it.

What you will need:

  • A large, pyrex dish
  • A bowl of grated cheese 
  • A few serving of Pasta
  • Some chopped up veg (I used peas and peppers for mine)
  • A pasta bake sauce 

How to make it:
  1. Pour the servings of pasta into the glass pyrex dish and dump the sauce.
  2.  Fill the jar which the sauce came in, up with water and pour that over the pasta as well.
  3. Smooth the sauce over the pasta and make sure it's covering most of it. 
  4. Put it in the oven (Gas Mark 6) for around 15 minutes.
  5. Take the bake out of the oven and stir it, then put it back in for another 5 minutes.
  6. Take it out once again and stir in peppers or whatever veg you have chosen.
  7. Cover the top in cheese and put back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
  8. Boil the peas in a separate pot. (This step is solely for frozen peas or other frozen vegetables you might be using. As a student, I tend not to buy a lot of fresh vegs and just putting in the bake in the oven, it won't cook properly)
  9. Take the pasta bake out and mix in the peas or whatever vegetables you have chosen.
  10.  Enjoy! 

That's it! One full meal that you and your housemates can enjoy for cheap. In the wintery cold nights, when it's too expensive to have the heating on all the time, I find that this meal is a really good choice. 

I hope this series is helping you feed your belly easily and cheaply! Keep tuned every Friday for more helpful tips!

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  1. Sounds perfect for those times you need something quick and yummy.... loves ya... your mumma.xx

  2. Love these food posts

  3. Yesss I love pasta bake good post x

  4. Will definitely try this! ��

  5. yes, keep the food posts coming

  6. Aw that's so cute that you make this for your housemates and leave it in the fridge for them!! Sounds like such a simple but tasty recipe :) xx

    1. Thanks Faye! Yeah I find that it’s easier just to make a massive one then leave it for them x

  7. Well I don't know what my flatmates will be like this year, but I'm definitely going to have to try this, and I can always eat it all myself ^^

    Sophie | Sophie's Spot

  8. Great post! I think I already said but I'm trying to do a bit more cooking while I've time off and trying to push myself to cook dishes I haven't cooked yet, and pasta bake is actually one that I'm dying to try but haven't got around to yet!

    1. Thank you Khloe! It’s so easy to make, you should definitely give it a go x

  9. Great post - this looks like something I would LOVE! I will definitely be adding it to my list of recipes to try this school year :) Thanks for sharing!
    -Jenna <3
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