• Now that summer’s sweltering grip is loosening and giving way to cooler days, it’s time for warming meals to grace our dinner tables.

    We’re kicking off our Comfort Food Series with this delicious creamy mince pasta that ticks off all the boxes – tasty, hassle-free and so comforting.

    Creamy mince pasta

    Serves: 4-6
    Total Time: 50 min


    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 kg lean minced beef
    • 2 tsp minced garlic
    • 2 tsp italian herbs
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp chilli flakes
    • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
    • 300 grams tomato puree
    • 1-2 tbsp sugar ( adjust to taste)
    • 1 cup beef stock
    • 1 pound fusilli pasta or pasta of choice
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 cups grated cheddar cheese
    • To serve
    • Freshly chopped parsley



    IN A LARGE deep skillet or pot heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the onions and cook for 5-6 minutes, until softened. Add in the beef mince and break the meat apart. Cook until no pink remains. Drain excess grease and return it to heat.


    ADD the garlic, italian herbs, salt, chili flakes pepper, worcestershire sauce. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly to coat.


    ADD the tomato puree, stock and sugar and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.


    WHILE sauce is simmering, cook the pasta according to pasta directions. Drain.


    ADD the cream and cooked pasta to the sauce, stirring to combine. Add in the cheese and stir until melted.


    GARNISH with freshly chopped parsley.

    Also see: Creamy Alfredo-style pasta

    Creamy Alfredo-style pasta