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Baked bolognese sauce

Easy baked bolognese sauce

Published: January 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Our all-in-one baked bolognese is super simple and low in calories, requires very little preparation time, and tastes amazing! Perfect for feeding the whole family, and any leftovers can be easily frozen

  • Gluten free
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Try this easy bake bolognese, then check out our classic spaghetti bolognese and vegetarian bolognese, plus try our keto chilli for another low-calorie mince option. Looking for more pasta sauce recipes? Check out our cheese sauce, tomato passata, tomato pasta sauce, white sauce and plenty more.

The ultimate no-fuss pasta sauce. Sealing the pot and oven baking creates a rich, deep flavour.


  • 650ml passata with chilli and herbs
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500g beef mince
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 onion, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 beef stock cube, crumbled
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper, crushed
  • 25g butter
  • a small bunch basil, chopped


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the passata and chopped tomatoes in an ovenproof casserole with a lid (the heavier the better).

  • STEP 2

    Use your hands to break up the beef mince as you add it to the pot. Give everything a good stir so the meat is coated in the sauce. Add the carrots, onion, garlic, stock cube, salt and pepper then stir again.

  • STEP 3

    Put a doubled sheet of foil under the lid then push the lid down and scrunch up the foil to seal.

  • STEP 4

    Put in the oven for 1½ hours until you have a thick, rich sauce. Stir in the butter, scatter with basil and serve with pasta.


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