Spaghetti and Mince Casserole

Spaghetti and Mince Casserole

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Mince (ground beef) is so versatile, this is one of my favourites.”


  • 250gspaghetti( sometimes I use a little more)
  • 1onion
  • 500gground beef
  • 1 (410g) cans tomato puree
  • 1/4 teaspooncinnamon
  • 1bay leaf
  • salt, pepper
  • 1/2 cupgrated parmesan cheese
  • Sauce

  • 60gbutter
  • 1/3 cupflour
  • 2cupsmilk
  • Directions

  • Cook spaghetti in large pot boiling salted water for 10 minutes and drain.
  • Brown beef and onion together in medium pot and cook for 5 minutes, pour off surplus fat.
  • Add tomato puree, cinnamon, bay leaf and salt and pepper, bring to boil and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf.
  • Spread half the spaghetti over base of an ovenproof dish, top with half beef mixture, repeat layer of spaghetti and beef mixture.
  • Pour sauce over top, sprinkle with parmesan.
  • Bake uncovered in moderate oven for 30 minutes.
  • Sauce- Melt butter in a pan, stir in flour, add milk, stir until sauce boils and thickens.
  • Reviews

  • “this was very nice and eay to make, but we felt it needed aome spice. we added extra pepper, red pepper flakes and salt i will try this one again”

  • “Not bad.Felt it lacked a bit of flavour so next time will add some herbs/spices to lift it.Otherwise a great recipe and one I will surely use again and again.”

  • “I was abit skeptical how it would turn out. I zinged it up a bit by adding a cube of knorr cube to the mince meat, used skimmed milk and cheddar cheese instead. It was superbe!”

  • “This was a tasty casserole, and everyone thought it was yummy! It was very similar to Greek Pastitsio.I doubled the recipe, and layered it in a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking pan.(It filled the pan, but didn’t overflow while baking.)Even with doubling the recipe, I didn’t need to increase the cooking time.This was a hit, Evie! Thanks!”

  • “Wow never knew mince could taste so good!! Only made a few alterations ! replaced cinnamon (which Im allergic to!!)with some worcester sauce and 2 I used some pasta seasoning that was it, a very quick, simple and filling dish!!will definately make again”