Bolognese Pasta Bake

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Instructions

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1 Prep

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C. Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and mince the garlic. Peel and grate the carrot. Grate the Parmesan.

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2 Make bolognese

Heat a large pan over a medium-low heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the onioncarrot and garlic with a pinch of salt for 7 min until soft. Add the beef mince, increase the heat to medium high and cook for 4 min further until brown and crispy. Add the tomato pastetomato passatahoneypepperstock cube, marmite and water. Simmer for 5 min.

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3 Boil pasta

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook for 5-7 min. Drain.

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4 Make Béchamel

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the flour and stir until a sandy paste has formed. Gradually add the milk and whisk for 3-4 min until thickened. Add the cheddar and half the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper

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5 Bake

Pour the bolognese over the bottom of an oven-proof dish. Top with the drained pasta. Mix. Cover with the béchamel, top with the remaining Parmesan and bake for 15 min or until the pasta is cooked.

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6 Bake

Allow the bake to cool for 5 min before serving. 

Tips for fussy eaters

This is an easy recipe which the little ones are bound to enjoy.

Pro tip

Make sure the pan is hot before adding the beef. Otherwise, it will stew, not crisp!

This is comfort food at it's finest!

Cooking Time: 30 min

Cals 1282 · Prot 69 · Carbs 130 · Fat 54

Ingredients

Number of people

Bolognese

Lean beef mince 350 Grams
Brown onion 0.5 Pieces
Garlic cloves 2 Pieces
Carrot 1 Piece
Olive oil 1 Tbsp
Salt 0.5 Tsp
Tomato paste 70 Grams
Tomato passata 200 Grams
Honey 20 Grams
Black pepper 0.5 Tsp
Beef stock cube 0.5 Pieces
Marmite 8 Grams
Water 200 ML
Fusilli pasta 250 Grams

Bechamel

Parmesan 30 Grams
Salted butter 20 Grams
Plain flour 20 Grams
Whole milk 200 ML
Grated cheddar 60 Grams
Salt 0.5 Tsp
Black pepper 0.5 Tsp

This is comfort food at it's finest!

Cooking Time: 30 min

Cals 1282 · Prot 69 · Carbs 130 · Fat 54

Instructions

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1 Prep

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C. Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and mince the garlic. Peel and grate the carrot. Grate the Parmesan.

photo

2 Make bolognese

Heat a large pan over a medium-low heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the onioncarrot and garlic with a pinch of salt for 7 min until soft. Add the beef mince, increase the heat to medium high and cook for 4 min further until brown and crispy. Add the tomato pastetomato passatahoneypepperstock cube, marmite and water. Simmer for 5 min.

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3 Boil pasta

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook for 5-7 min. Drain.

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4 Make Béchamel

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the flour and stir until a sandy paste has formed. Gradually add the milk and whisk for 3-4 min until thickened. Add the cheddar and half the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper

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5 Bake

Pour the bolognese over the bottom of an oven-proof dish. Top with the drained pasta. Mix. Cover with the béchamel, top with the remaining Parmesan and bake for 15 min or until the pasta is cooked.

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6 Bake

Allow the bake to cool for 5 min before serving. 

Tips for fussy eaters

This is an easy recipe which the little ones are bound to enjoy.

Pro tip

Make sure the pan is hot before adding the beef. Otherwise, it will stew, not crisp!

Ingredients

Number of people

Bolognese

Lean beef mince 350 Grams
Brown onion 0.5 Pieces
Garlic cloves 2 Pieces
Carrot 1 Piece
Olive oil 1 Tbsp
Salt 0.5 Tsp
Tomato paste 70 Grams
Tomato passata 200 Grams
Honey 20 Grams
Black pepper 0.5 Tsp
Beef stock cube 0.5 Pieces
Marmite 8 Grams
Water 200 ML
Fusilli pasta 250 Grams

Bechamel

Parmesan 30 Grams
Salted butter 20 Grams
Plain flour 20 Grams
Whole milk 200 ML
Grated cheddar 60 Grams
Salt 0.5 Tsp
Black pepper 0.5 Tsp
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