Delicious and nutrient dense high-protein gym junkie Hoppa penne pie.

Recipe by @kitchfithealth.

Serves 6-8


  • 250g (1 packet) Hoppa Penne Pasta
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 500g beef mince
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 eggs


Preheat oven to 190C. Fill a saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add the full packet of Hoppa Penne Pasta to boiling water and cook for 6 minutes (a few minutes less than packet instructions). Drain and set aside to cool.

In another saucepan, heat olive oil on medium heat and sauté onion until soft. Add in the beef mince and break up with a wooden spoon and cook until browned. Add crushed garlic and herbs and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes until the liquid has reduced and beef mixture has thickened.

In a large bowl, add the beef mixture, cooked pasta, cheeses, eggs, and salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Keep a little bit of the grated cheddar aside. Place mixture into a non-stick, round cake tin, top with remaining grated cheese and bake for about 20 minutes or until pie is a nice brown colour.

Let cool before removing from the tin and cut into 8 wedges.