Western Recipes

Bolognese Pasta Bake

May 31, 2023

A fun take on the classic

Serves 6
Prep Time
Cook Time
Difficulty Level
2 / 5

Combine your love for bolognese and pasta bakes in this tasty lasagne, which boasts a crisp cheese exterior that gives way to rich, flavourful layers brought by mince, cheese, tomato and more. You’ll want to add this to your pasta recipe collection.




Preheat oven to 220 C (200 C fan-forced). Grease and line a 22 cm (base measurement) round springform pan with baking paper.


Heat oil in a large saucepan over moderately high heat. Add onion. garlic and mince; cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for 5 mins or until mince is browned.


Add tomato paste; cook and stir for 2 mins. Add passata: simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 12-15 mins or until sauce is thick.


Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 10-12 mins or until tender. Drain; return to pan.


Add egg, mince mixture and 1 cup of mozzarella to pasta. Season with salt and pepper; mix well.


Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Using the back of a large spoon, press mixture firmly into pan and smooth surface. Top with tomato and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.


Bake for 20-25 mins or until cheese is melted and golden. Stand in pan for 15 mins. Cut into wedges. Serve with salad.

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