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This Pasta Bolognese Bake is a fantastic, slimming, yet filling meal you can enjoy when counting calories or following diet plans like Weight Watchers!


Servings

4

Total time

55 minutes

Cuisines

Italian

Courses

Dinner, Lunch


Ingredients

  • 400 g 5 % fat minced beef
  • 1 onion (large, finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (shredded)
  • 5 mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 carrot (large, finely chopped)
  • 1 stick celery (finely chopped)
  • 1 red pepper (finely chopped)
  • 2 tins Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp mixed Italian herbs
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 red wine stock pot
  • 250 ml beef stock (make using 1-2 beef stock cubes)
  • dash henderson\'s relish
  • low Calorie Cooking Spray
  • 200 g dried pasta (use whichever shape you prefer)
  • 80 g reduced fat cheese


Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200°C
  2. Mist a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and heat
  3. Brown the onions lightly then add the minced beef, garlic, balsamic vinegar & herbs. Cook until browned
  4. Fill a pan with water & cook the pasta according to the instructions
  5. Add the carrots, celery, mushrooms, pepper, tomato puree, tinned tomatoes, Henderson\'s Relish/Worcestershire Sauce, beef stock and red wine stock pot. Turn the heat down and let simmer for 10-15 minutes until carrots begin to soften
  6. Check your pasta. If cooked drain and leave to one side
  7. Mix the Pasta into the sauce. If your pan is oven safe, top with cheese & place in the oven. If it\'s not, place the pasta & sauce into an oven proof dish & top with cheese.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes until your cheese has browned & serve!
  9. View the recipe instructions at pinchofnom.com

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