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Switch up your usual pasta bake with this easy dish. Filled with pumpkin pieces and meatballs, this spinach and ricotta pasta bake makes a delicious weeknight dinner.

  • Serves2
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Meatball pasta bake


  • 325g pkt spinach and ricotta tortellini
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 420g pkt Coles Graze Grass Fed Beef Meatballs or 1/2 x 560g pkt Coles Classic Beef & Pork Meatballs
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup (180g) Coles Kitchen Diced Butternut Pumpkin
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 30g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup (250ml) passata
  • 100g fresh mozzarella, torn
  • Oregano leaves, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain well.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the meatballs, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins or until browned. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Step 3

    Add the onion, pumpkin and zucchini to the pan and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until vegetables are just tender. Return meatballs to the pan with the spinach and passata. Bring to the boil.
  4. Step 4

    Combine the pasta and meatball mixture in the 18.5cm x 31cm KitchenAid medium baker. Top with mozzarella.
  5. Step 5

    Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown and the pasta mixture is heated through. Sprinkle with oregano and serve immediately.