Can’t find the right shape of pasta in the shops right now? Don’t worry, most pasta recipes will work with whatever you have in your cupboard – just mix and match your favourite sauce to what you have on hand. In pasta bakes, short pastas are easily interchangeable: fusilli, rigatoni, macaroni or penne would all work equally well instead of conchiglie shells in this Bolognese pasta bake. If you’ve got long pastas, pappardelle or linguine will always work in place of spaghetti – just adjust the cooking time to the pasta pack instructions.
Can't find pasta at all? Spoon Bolognese sauce onto jacket potatoes or even homemade pizzas, use noodles instead of spaghetti or use thinly sliced aubergines or sweet potatoes for a veggie lasagne without pasta. Veg makes a versatile pasta replacement – use a peeler to thinly slice courgettes into courgetti instead of spaghetti or try thinly slicing butternut squash.