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Bolognese pasta bake recipe

Bolognese pasta bake recipe

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Spaghetti Bolognese is a timeless family favourite - make it even better with this hearty Bolognese pasta bake recipe. With plenty of hidden veg and a melting cheese topping, this baked pasta with mince is the perfect wallet-friendly way to feed the whole family. You could even use leftover Bolognese to make it speedier! See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 737 calories / serving


  • 400g​ ​conchiglie pasta shells
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 150g mushrooms, chopped
  • 440g jar Hearty Food Co. tomato and herb pasta sauce
  • 140g mature Cheddar, coarsely grated

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

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    22g 32%
  • Saturates

    11g 56%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    2g 34%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 89.6g Protein 49.2g Fibre 4g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook the pasta shells for 10-12 mins until al dente.
  2. Add 1 tsp oil to a large frying pan and set over a high heat. Add the mince and fry for 5 mins until browned; you may need to do this in batches. Once browned, remove the mince from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, carrots and mushrooms to the empty pan. Cook over a medium heat for 10 mins until the veg is beginning to soften.
  4. Return the mince to the pan and pour over the pasta sauce. Season and simmer for 5 mins until the sauce is heated through. Tip in the cooked pasta and stir to combine.
  5. Tip the mixture into a large baking dish. Scatter with grated Cheddar and bake for 20-25 mins until golden.

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