Love Pizza? You Have to Try This Pasta Pizza

Sorcha McManigan

Sorcha McManigan

January 20, 2019

Delicious Pasta Pizza

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Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s cheesy and delicious, the ultimate dinner treat. Why not take it one step further and introduce pasta to the mix? This pasta pizza is the best of both worlds, taking the iconic pizza taste and mixing it with fresh pasta that your kids will love.

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Although the thoughts of pizza might have you thinking this is a Friday night treat recipe, there’s actually some veggies and lean minced beef in this pasta-pizza dish. You’ll get to enjoy the melted cheesy goodness, but the protein and carb balance in this recipe will keep everyone full up.

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Love Pizza? You have to try this Pasta Pizza


  • 400g of dry small pasta (penne or similar)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 1 jar of tomato passata
  • 60g of mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 350g of sour cream
  • 150g cheddar or mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Black olives halved (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, add the pasta and cook according to instructions.
  2. In a large pan, gently fry the onion then add the minced beef and brown over medium heat.
  3. Add the tomato passata and simmer for 15 minutes, season to taste.
  4. Preheat the oven to 175C / 350F.
  5. Grease a large baking dish and layer as follows: half of the pasta, mozzarella slices, sour cream, half of the sauce mixture, remaining pasta, cheddar cheese and remaining sauce mixture.
  6. Top with grated parmesan cheese and some halved black olives (if the kids like them).
  7. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.

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Have your say! Are you going to make this pasta pizza dish? Do you think this would be popular with your kids? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: January 20th, 2019 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: March 29th, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Sorcha McManigan

Sorcha McManigan
Sorcha is a mum of one and enjoys sharing insights into raising a vegan child, green living and how to stay fit when your life is pulling you in so many different directions.

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