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Three cheese bolognese pasta bake

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Loaded with cheese and bolognese, this rich pasta bake recipe is an easy weeknight winner the family are sure to love.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time35 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
three cheese bolognese pasta bake


  • 350g large pasta shells
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 500g Coles Australian 4 Star Beef Mince
  • 575g jar Barilla Bolognese pasta sauce
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 200g fresh ricotta
  • 1 cup (100g) grated mozzarella
  • ½ cup (40g) finely grated parmesan
  • Flat-leaf parsley leaves, extra, to serve
  • Mixed salad leaves, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 2 mins less than the recommended packet directions. Drain.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook mushroom for 5 mins or until browned. Add beef mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 5 mins or until browned. Stir in pasta sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 mins. Stir in pasta and parsley. Season. Lightly crumble over the ricotta and stir to combine.
  3. Step 3

    Spoon pasta into a 3L, 20cm x 30cm oven-proof baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan. Bake for 20 mins or until cheese has melted and is golden brown. Top with extra parsley leaves. Serve with mixed salad leaves.