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Bolognese Pasta Bake Recipe 

A pasta bolognese bake is one of the ultimate comfort foods... rich, creamy, filling and delicious. This penne pasta bake is one of my kids' favorite dinner dishes.

– Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic and onions and cook until softened. – Add the mince and cook until lightly browned, breaking it up as you go so that you don’t have any big lumps of meat. – Add herbs and give a good stir. – Add the tomato paste and mix it all together.


– Pour in the stock, season with salt & pepper and bring to the boil – Let it cook & bubble for a good 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want to end up with a good thick sauce. – Meanwhile cook the cheese sauce and pasta.

– Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. – Stir in the flour. – Using a whisk or wooden spoon, gradually add in the milk, stirring all the time.


– Continue stirring over a medium heat until the mixture has thickened to sauce consistency. – Stir in the grated cheese and continue stirring until the cheese has all been incorporated and you have a thick creamy sauce.

– Drain the cooked pasta and return to the saucepan. – Stir in the bolognese sauce and cheese sauce and mix well together. – Tip all the ingredients into an ovenproof dish, sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake in the oven at 200C / 400F until the cheese on top is bubbling and starting to brown. Then serve!

To assemble the Pasta Bake

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