Bolognese Bake

PREP TIME: 30min



  • 500g mince beef

  • 700g passata

  • 400g tin of diced tomatoes

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 large onion, finely diced

  • 1 large carrot, finely diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 3-5 basil sprigs

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 500g Rigatoni pasta

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 1 tsp ground pepper

  • Spray Olive oil


  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a large baking dish with spray oil.

  • Step 2: Heat oil in a large non-stick fry pan over medium heat.

  • Step 3: In pan, gently brown mince with onion, carrot and garlic.

  • Step 4: Add passata, diced tomatoes, water, basil, salt and pepper and bring to boil.

  • Step 5: Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 6: Meanwhile, cook the Rigatoni until Al dente (see packet instructions). Drain and place in baking dish.

  • Step 7: Remove fry-pan from heat. Pour Bolognese sauce over Rigatoni. Mix together to coat well.

  • Step 8: Stir one cup of mozzarella cheese through the Rigatoni Bolognese.

  • Step 9: Sprinkle a second cup of mozzarella over the top of the bake. Cover the dish with foil.

  • Step 10: Bake for 20 minutes covered. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes uncovered.