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Leftover beef stroganoff pasta bake recipe

Leftover beef stroganoff pasta bake recipe

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Use up leftover beef in this comforting stroganoff-inspired pasta bake. Topped with mozzarella and breadcrumbs, it's sure to be a new family favourite. See method

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 1 hour
  • 577 calories / serving


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 300g fusilli or penne pasta
  • 15g butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 250g leftover roast beef, chopped into small chunks
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 2 tsp English mustard
  • 125ml half fat crème fraiche
  • 15g flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 100g grated mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp dried breadcrumbs
If you haven't got penne, try using fusilli or another short pasta

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    10g 49%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    0.4g 7%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 64.9g Protein 32g Fibre 4.5g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Heat the oil in a large, lidded frying pan over a low heat. Add the onion, cover and cook very gently for 10-12 mins, stirring now and again, until completely soft. 
  2. Meanwhile, bring a pan of hot water to the boil and cook the pasta for 8-10 mins (undercook by 2 mins, according to packet instructions). Drain, reserving a little of the pasta water, and set aside. 
  3. Increase the heat to the frying pan slightly and add the butter. Once foaming, add the garlic and smoked paprika, then cook for 1 min until fragrant. Stir through the mushrooms and cook over a medium-high heat for 5-6 mins until well-coloured. 
  4. Stir through the roast beef, stock, mustard and crème fraiche, then gently simmer everything together for 2-3 mins until the beef is just warmed through. Tip in the pasta and parsley, then toss until well-coated. Add a little of the pasta water if the mixture needs loosening. 
  5. Transfer to a large baking dish, sprinkle over the mozzarella and breadcrumbs, then bake for 12-15 mins until golden and bubbling. Serve with a crisp, green salad.

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