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Jen Hanlon’s bolognaise pasta bake

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  • Egg free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • No added sugar
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein
  • 1 serve veg or fruit

Courtesy of TikTok star Jen Hanlon, this rich and aromatic bolognaise pasta bake is perfect for busy weeknights. It’s light on your hip pocket, too.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time40 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Bolognaise pasta bake


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 500g pkt Coles Pork & Beef Bolognese Mince
  • 50g pkt Continental Spaghetti Bolognaise Recipe Base
  • 400g can Coles Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 tbs shredded basil
  • 375g Coles Rigatoni Pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) coarsely grated tasty cheddar
  • Basil leaves, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 3704kJ/886 Cals (43%), Protein: 51g (102%), Fat: 42g (60%), Sat Fat: 19g (79%), Sodium: 447mg (22%), Carb: 76g (25%), Sugar: 10g (11%), Dietary Fibre: 7g (23%).

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  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until onion softens. Add the mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 5 mins or until mince changes colour. Add the recipe base with 1/2 cup (125ml) water and stir to combine. Add the tomatoes and shredded basil and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until the sauce thickens slightly. Season.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain well.

  3. Step 3

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the pasta in a 10-cup (2.5L) ovenproof dish. Spoon over the mince mixture and gently stir to combine. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20-25 mins or until the cheese melts and is golden brown. Sprinkle with basil leaves. 

Recipe tip

Use it up
Here's a clever way to reduce food waste - save onion skins and carrot peels to flavour homemade stock. Store them in a sealable bag in the freezer that you can keep adding to until you have enough to get cooking.