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Bolognese bake recipe

Bolognese bake recipe

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Try making this bolognese pasta bake for a filling and tasty meal that will make the whole family happy. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 652 calories / serving


  • 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 garlic clove, 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
If you don't have mince, cut open some sausages instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    26g 37%
  • Saturates

    12g 62%
  • Sugars

    13g 15%
  • Salt

    0.9g 15%

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, then leave to stand for 5 minutes, before serving with a crisp green salad.

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