Easiest Way to Make Super Quick Homemade Cheesy Pasta Bake With Turkey, Fennel & Thyme

Cheesy Pasta Bake With Turkey, Fennel & Thyme
Cheesy Pasta Bake With Turkey, Fennel & Thyme

Hello everybody, it is Brad, welcome to our recipe page. Today, we’re going to prepare a distinctive dish, cheesy pasta bake with turkey, fennel & thyme. One of my favorites food recipes. For mine, I will make it a little bit tasty. This will be really delicious.

To get started with this particular recipe, we must prepare a few components. You can cook cheesy pasta bake with turkey, fennel & thyme using 14 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you can achieve that.

The ingredients needed to make Cheesy Pasta Bake With Turkey, Fennel & Thyme:
  1. Take 225 g rigatoni pasta,
  2. Prepare 375 g 7% fat turkey thigh mince meat,
  3. Get 200 ml tomato passata,
  4. Make ready 1 small onion, chopped,
  5. Prepare 1-2 large tomatoes, chopped coarsely,
  6. Make ready 1 tbsp tomato puree paste,
  7. Take 2 tsp dried thyme,
  8. Get 1.5 tsp fennel seeds,
  9. Prepare Cracked black pepper, to season,
  10. Make ready 1 tsp sugar,
  11. Make ready Salt to season and for pasta cooking water,
  12. Make ready Vegetable oil for frying
  13. Get To top:
  14. Make ready 60 g Grated mature cheddar cheese (I used 30% less fat)
Steps to make Cheesy Pasta Bake With Turkey, Fennel & Thyme:
  1. Add oil to a medium saucepan and once hot add in the onions and begin to gently fry, turn down the heat a little. After frying until turning translucent add in the turkey mince meat. Fry off until almost cooked through then season well with salt and plenty of cracked black pepper. Take the fennel seeds and grind them in a mortar and pestle.
  2. Add in the ground fennel seeds plus the thyme. Stir through. Next add the tomato paste and the passata. Stir through. Bring to a simmer. Add in the sugar and stir through. Simmer on a medium low heat.
  3. Begin to cook the pasta according to packet instructions in salted water. Preheat your oven to 180 (fan). Once the pasta is almost cooked remove from the heat and drain off the water. Take your oven proof dish and spoon in the pasta then add the sauce. Gently mix through until the pasta is coated evenly.
  4. Scatter over your grated cheese then place in the hot oven and cook for around 10 minutes. Then to finish place beneath a hot grill until the cheese is golden and bubbling.
  5. Serve up and enjoy! :)

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