Bolognese Pasta Bake

Made with Perfect Italiano™ Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese

Serves:

4-6

Preparation Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500g veal and pork mince
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • handful fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup stock + 1 cup water
  • 500g rigatoni pasta
  • 20g butter
  • 150g Perfect Italiano Mozzarella
  • 75g Perfect Italiano Parmesan
  • salt and black pepper

Method

  1. Pre heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy based pot over high heat. Add the mince and cook for 5 minutes until browned. Add onion, garlic, oregano and carrots and cook until softened.
  3. Add the tomatoes, paste, stock and water then season with salt and pepper and simmer for 45 minutes until the liquid has reduced and sauce has thickened. Remove from heat.
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente then drain well.
  5. Add drained pasta, butter and half the cheese to the Bolognese sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place in a large baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

FRESH TIP

Add the juice and zest of a lemon to the vegetable mix for a little extra zing.

FRESH TIP

Add some dried chilli flakes to the sauce for a spicy kick.