Baked bolognese sauce

Easy baked bolognese sauce

  • serves 6
  • Easy

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


Try this easy bake bolognese, then check out our classic spaghetti bolognese and vegetarian bolognese. Looking for more pasta sauce recipes? Check out our tomato pasta sauce, classic pesto, kale pestobolognese sauce and plenty more.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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



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

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 287
  • Fat 17.5g
  • Saturates 8.1g
  • Carbs 11.3g
  • Sugars 10.3g
  • Fibre 3.3g
  • Protein 19.6g
  • Salt 1.5g