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Mini baked pasta cups

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Mini baked pasta cups


For the pasta

  • In a pot with boiling water, add some salt and the pasta. Boil for 2 minutes less than the packet’s instructions.
  • Drain, transfer to a bowl and add the parsley, the thyme, the feta crumbled into pieces, the egg, and mix. Set aside.

For the ground beef

  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Add the ground beef and sauté until golden brown.
  • Add the onion and the garlic finely chopped, and let them caramelize.
  • Add the cinnamon, the nutmeg, the thyme, the tomato paste, and sauté.
  • Add the bay leaf, deglaze the pan with the wine, and as soon as it evaporates, add the canned tomatoes, salt, pepper, and stir.
  • Simmer for 3-5 minutes at medium-low heat.
  • Remove from the heat, add the parsley, and mix. Set aside.

To assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 200ο C (390ο F) set to fan.
  • Grease 6 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan. Leave empty cups in between.
  • Divide the pasta among the 6 cups, creating a nest with your fingers.
  • Share the ground beef and the bechamel sauce so to cover the whole surface of the cups.
  • Sprinkle with the gruyere cheese and bake for 15 minutes. Let them cool and serve with rocket leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
23 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
37 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
12 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
8 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
42 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
38 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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