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Quick Creamy Beef Penne

Quick Creamy Beef Penne

with Grated Parmesan

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This saucy creation uses a creamy tomato sauce to coat the pasta, with chunks of tender beef mince and flavoursome Parmesan. Add greens that gently wilt when tossed with the pasta, and you’ve got a new recipe that's sure to please everyone in hardly any time at all.

Keep an eye out... Due to recent sourcing challenges, we’ve replaced fettuccine with penne, which may be a little different to what’s pictured. Don’t worry, your recipe will be just as delicious!


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Total Time20 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

1 stalk


2 clove






1 packet


(ContainsGlutenMay be presentEgg, Soy)

1 packet

beef mince

1 packet

tomato paste

1 sachet

garlic & herb seasoning

½ bottle



1 sachet

beef-style stock powder

1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 packet

grated Parmesan cheese


1 bag


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3715 kJ
Fat33.5 g
of which saturates20.2 g
Carbohydrate95.7 g
of which sugars14.3 g
Protein48 g
Sodium1313 mg
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Large Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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• Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Finely chop celery and garlic. Thinly slice carrot into half-moons. Thinly slice brown onion. • Cook penne in boiling water until 'al dente', 10 minutes. • Reserve some pasta water (1/2 cup for 2 people / 1/4 cup for 4 people), then drain and return to saucepan.

TIP: 'Al dente' pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm in the centre.


• Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over a high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. • When oil is hot, cook beef mince, breaking up with a spoon, until just browned, 1-2 minutes. • Reduce heat to medium, then add celery, carrot and onion and cook until tender, 5-6 minutes. • Add garlic, tomato paste and garlic & herb seasoning and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.


• Add longlife cream (see ingredients), some reserved pasta water (1/4 cup for 2 people / 1/2 cup for 4 people) and beef-style stock powder and cook, stirring, until warmed through, 1 minute. • Remove pan from heat, then add cooked penne, baby spinach leaves and grated Parmesan cheese (reserve a pinch for garnish!). Toss to coat, then season to taste.

TIP: Add a splash more water to the sauce if it's looking dry!


• Roughly chop parsley leaves. • Divide creamy beef penne between bowls. • Sprinkle with parsley and reserved Parmesan cheese to serve.