Bolognese bake

Bolognese bake

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 6

Give your bolognese a new lease of life with penne pasta and crème fraîche

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal449
  • fat15g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.85g
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Ingredients

  • 400g lean minced beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed Italian herbs
  • 690ml jar passata with onions and garlic
  • 350g penne
  • 200ml tub half-fat crème fraîche
  • 25g parmesan, grated
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • garlic bread and salad, to serve
    Garlic

    Garlic

    gar-lik

    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

Method

  1. Heat grill to high. In a large, non-stick frying pan, fry the mince until browned. Add the garlic, sugar and herbs, and cook for 1 min more. Pour over the passata, add seasoning, then simmer while you cook pasta, following the pack instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the crème fraîche and Parmesan. Spoon half the mince into an ovenproof dish. Mix the rest with the pasta and pour this on top. Drizzle over the Parmesan cream and grill until golden and bubbling. Serve with salad and garlic bread.

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mootheevilboffin
19th Sep, 2014
I'm curious as to why you only gave it four stars when you clearly changed the recipe.
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raeliz64
19th Jan, 2011
5.05
This was really nice and went down well with the whole family. I used fusilli pasta as that's what I had in the cupboard and added a tsp of sugar rather than a tbsp as it sounded a lot and someone commented that it was too sweet.
bethocallaghan
7th Jan, 2011
5.05
I made this with some normal Bolognese I had made and just mixed it up as suggested.
kalula
2nd Jan, 2011
5.05
lovely recipe!!
rachaelsmith84
24th Dec, 2010
5.05
Very easy to make and really delicious. Will definitely make again, but maybe with a little less sugar. A touch too sweet!

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