Bolognese bake

Bolognese bake

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(33 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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uwinsc
16th Mar, 2015
3.8
I made this amount and then split it into 4 portions as I felt 6 was to small portions. I also reduced the amount of sugar. Easy to make but not very exciting
Nicky Gumery 111
4th Nov, 2014
5.05
Just cooked a variation of this for tea...lovely. I used leftover bolognese which I think might be tastier than the recipe here looking at other comments? But easy and tasty way to enjoy a batch of frozen bolognese!
rachchapman
5th Aug, 2014
5.05
Chose this recipe because it used up a load of ingredients I had in the fridge, but it was so yummy I can see it becoming a family favourite! I loved it exactly as it was - easy, healthy, delicious!
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marmiteetponpon
8th May, 2014
check these simple tips to revamp the classic spaghetti bolognese at marmite et ponpon, the result it delicious. http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/05/08/small-tricks-to-revamp-your-classic-spaghetti-bolognese/
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stonecold2k14
30th Jan, 2014
Such a nice recipe easy to make & can please the most fussiest of eaters. Me & my other half loved every bite :D
cath79
14th Sep, 2013
Had some left over bolognese sauce and creme fraiche so this recipe was perfect. Really enjoyed it. Added cheddar as I didn't have any parmesan in, turned out really well. Will make again.
ceri_tregs
27th Jun, 2013
This is a delicious way to spice up normal spag bol!! Definitely doing it again!! :)
chatonette
6th Feb, 2013
2.05
The creme fraiche didn't do it for me....if I were to make ths again, I would replace it with fresh mozzarella.
deborahmenzel
8th Oct, 2012
4.05
Quick, easy and tasty. Great for when it starts to et cold outside.
cc-offe
11th May, 2012
5.05
This was really nice, I used a teaspoon of sugar following the other reviews but next time I think i'd reduce it to a 1/2. It was great though, very simple!

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Nicky Gumery 111
7th Jan, 2015
5.05
Would this be OK to freeze?
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goodfoodteam
16th Jan, 2015
Hi Nicky Gunmery 111, thanks for your question this dish should be ok to freeze providing that the meat hasn't already been frozen. We haven't tested freezing this recipe in our kitchens so cannot guarantee perfect results, and it is possible that the freezing process could alter the texture of the crème fraîche topping as it might become slightly grainy. 
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