Try this delicious pasta and mince 'pizza'

Try this delicious pasta and mince 'pizza'

This pasta and mince pizza recipe from Chef Nelson will make a great Friday night supper. 

Pasta pizza
Pasta pizza/ iStock

Tired of the same old pizza? Why not put a spin on it?

Chef Nelson Makgakoa believes there shouldn't be a limit when it comes to what you can put on your pizza. 

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His favourite is using pasta as a spin to the traditional base. 

Let's look at his recipe for the pasta and mince pizza. 


- Cooked pasta ( Do not overcook because you will still need to bake them). 
- 1.5kg mince (ground beef). 
- 1 Teaspoon crushed garlic.
- 2 Cans of peeled and grated tomatoes.
- 1 Teaspoon mixed herbs. 
- 1 Onion minced, diced. 
- 1 Teaspoon steak and chops spice.
- 1 Teaspoon cumin.
- Shredded mozzarelle cheese. You can mix it with cheddar. 
- Salt and pepper for taste. 


Pizza base:
Heat the pan with oil.
Add 1 Teaspoon of crushed garlic and cook for a minute.
Add two cans of peeled and grated tomatoes.
Add  1 Teaspoon of mixed herbs.
Season with salt and pepper. 

Mince Recipe: 
- Heat the pan with oil on high heat. 
- Add diced onions. 
- Cook until translucent. 
- Add mincemeat.
- Cook until brown.
- Add steak and chops spice.
- Add cumin. 
- Add salt and pepper.

Making the pizza:
- Mix pasta and sauce. 
- Make the first layer and put into casserole or lasagne pan.
- Add half the cheese or as much as you want. 
- Another another pasta layer. 
- Add cheese.
- Cover with foil or baking paper.
- Bake in the oven for five minutes at 180degrees celsius. 
- Remover cover and let it brown for a few more minutes. 
- Garnish with chopped basil. 

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Image courtesy of iStock/ @ tenkende

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