Maccheroni & Meat Bake 

Ingredients for 6

  • 500 gr.(1,1 lbs) of maccheroni 
  • 500 gr.(1,1 lbs) of mozzarella 
  • 1lt. (2 pts.) tomato sauce 
  • 2 eggs hard bread (damped in milk) 
  • 500 gr.(1,1 lbs) of minced meat 
  • 600 gr.(1.3 lbs) of veal and pork (cut in small pieces) 
  • 0.200 l of extra-virgin olive oil 
  • grated cheese 
  • small onion 
  • basil, parsley, salt to taste 


Make a mixture with mince, grated cheese, bread, egg, salt and chopped parsley, roll into very small meat balls and fry them in a pan in olive oil. Meanwhile in a another pan brown the onion in oil and add the meat, stir fry until golden and add the tomato sauce and salt to taste. Cook for 2 hours. Cook pasta (remember to drain when still slightly hard) and mix with some sauce. In a baking tin alternate layers of pasta, cheese, meat balls and mozzarella add 2 cups of sauce. Finish alternating all ingredients and top with sauce. Cook in oven at 190°/200°(375°-380°F) for ½ hour. With all these calories this is a dish than is really going to fill you up. It’s generally prepared for the traditional Easter Monday pic-nic.

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