Bolognese bake recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 652 calories / serving
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Try making this bolognese pasta bake for a filling and tasty meal that will make the whole family happy.

Warm the oil in a frying pan at a low heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery; cook for 10 minutes. Increase the heat to high, add the mince, mushrooms and garlic and fry for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and purée; cook for 5 minutes more. Season.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Cook the pasta for 5 minutes. Drain, then return to the pan with the cream and half of each of the 2 cheeses. Mix and season.

Spoon half the pasta into a baking dish. Top with half the beef mix. Repeat with the remaining pasta and beef. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

Bake for 25 minutes, then leave to stand for 5 minutes, before serving with a crisp green salad.

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  • Ingredients

  • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 stick celery, trimmed and diced
  • 250g (8oz) extra-lean steak mince
  • 350g (12oz) closed-cup mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 x 350g pack fresh egg penne
  • 100ml (3½fl oz) single cream
  • 100g (3½oz) half-fat mozzarella, grated
  • 100g (3½oz) reduced-fat, medium strength cheese, grated
  • crisp green salad, to serve
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  • Energy 2736kj 652kcal 33%
  • Fat 25.9g 37%
  • Saturates 12.4g 62%
  • Sugars 13.2g 15%
  • Salt 0.9g 15%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 60.9g Protein 39.3g Fibre 5.7g

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