Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bolognese pasta bake

Serves: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: About 1 hour
Ready in: Over 60 Minutes
Syns per serving:   2½

Hearty and warming, this beef and pasta dish will soon become a firm family favourite.


  •     400g dried pasta shapes
  •     1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  •     1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  •     3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
  •     250g mushrooms, roughly chopped
  •     500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  •     400g can chopped tomatoes
  •     250ml beef stock
  •     1 tsp dried oregano
  •     Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •     110g reduced fat mozzarella cheese, diced


    Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas 4.

    Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and drain well.

    Stir-fry the onion, carrot, garlic, mushrooms and mince in a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat for 6-7 minutes.

    Add the tomatoes, stock and oregano and bring to the boil. Season well, cover and cook over a medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.

    Spoon half of the sauce into the base of a medium sized baking dish and top with the cooked pasta. Spoon over the remaining sauce and sprinkle over the cheese.

    Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until bubbling. Remove and serve with wilted spinach or green vegetables.

Tip: Make double the quantity and freeze half then you’ll always have a satisfying supper on stand-by.


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