Quick Italian Beef & Pork Penne
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Quick Italian Beef & Pork Penne

Quick Italian Beef & Pork Penne

with Baby Leaves & Parmesan Cheese

Pasta with a cheesy tomato sauce, veggies and the combo of beef and pork, all packed into one amazing piled-high pasta bake. If that’s what you were hoping for then this dish won’t disappoint you! Bake it in the oven with a layer of cheese on top so it melts all over.

Due to local availability, we’ve replaced some of your ingredients. They may be a little different to what’s pictured, but just as delicious!

Kid Friendly

Always read product labels for the most up-to-date allergen information. Visit hellofresh.co.nz/foodinfo for allergen and ingredient information. If you have received a substitute ingredient, please be aware allergens may have changed

Total Time25 minutes
Cooking Time


Serving amount

1 packet


(Contains Gluten; May be present Soy, Egg. )





1 packet

beef & pork mince

1 sachet

Aussie Spice Blend

1 packet

tomato paste

1 sachet

Chicken-Style Stock Powder

1 packet

baby leaves

1 packet

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk; )

1 packet

Grated Parmesan Cheese

(Contains Milk; )

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

2 tbs

plain flour

(Contains Gluten; )

40 g


(Contains Milk; )

1 tsp

brown sugar

1 cup


(Contains Milk; )


Nutrition Values

Energy (kJ)4084 kJ
Fat49.4 g
of which saturates26 g
Carbohydrate80.2 g
of which sugars10.5 g
Protein49.8 g
Sodium2051 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Pan
Large Frying Pan
Baking Dish



• Half-fill a large saucepan with water, add a generous pinch of salt, then bring to the boil. • Cook penne in boiling water, over high heat, until 'al dente', 12 minutes. • Reserve some pasta water (3/4 cup for 2 people / 11/2 cups for 4 people) then drain penne and return to saucepan.

Little cooks: Older kids can help add the pasta to the saucepan under adult supervision. Be careful, the water is boiling!


• Meanwhile, finely chop onion (see ingredients) and tomato. • In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over high heat. • Cook beef & pork mince, breaking up with a spoon, until just browned, 3-4 minutes. • Add onion and tomato, and cook until tender, 3-5 minutes.


• Reduce the frying pan heat to medium heat, then add Aussie spice blend, the plain flour, butter and tomato paste. Cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. • Add chicken-style stock powder and the brown sugar, then slowly stir in the milk, allowing to slightly thicken. • Remove pan from heat, then add penne, baby leaves and shredded Cheddar cheese, stirring, until leaves are wilted. Season with salt and pepper.

TIP: Add a splash of the reserved pasta water if the sauce looks too thick.


• Divide Italian beef and pork penne between bowls. • Top with grated Parmesan cheese to serve. Enjoy!

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