Baked Bolognaise

You'll love this twist on an Italian classic.
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Recipe from: 10 June 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min


  • 350
    penne pasta
  • 10
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 400
    lean beef mince
  • 2
    tins Italian-flavoured tomatoes
  • 100
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • shaved Parmesan and Italian parsley, to serve
Servings: Change Serving



Preheat oven to 220°C.

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Do not overcook the pasta. Drain the water, leaving a little in the pot to prevent the pasta drying out.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and sauté  until soft. Add the mince and brown, then add the tomatoes. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add a pinch of sugar and season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Add the mince to the pasta and stir gently to combine. Pour into a greased ovenproof dish and sprinkle the cheese over the top. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the top is golden. Serve with shaved Parmesan and fresh parsley.

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