Pasta Bolognese Bake

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

I don’t think I love anything much more than a good Pasta Bake. This Pasta Bolognese Bake ticks all the boxes when it comes to slimming pasta bakes!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

There are lots of slimming friendly Pasta bakes out there, so we thought we’d join the fray, and give you our take on the Pasta Bolognese Bake.

For more Pasta Bakes why not try some of these;

How many calories are in this Bolognese Pasta Bake?

There are approximately 422 calories in this recipe which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category. Of course you could cut down on the pasta or increase the portion size as this recipe does make 4 very generous servings.

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This Pasta Bolognese Bake is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

How Weight Watchers Friendly is this Pasta Bolognese Bake?

We have calculated this to be around 14 Points per portion, however, please check yourself as we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the values mentioned.

 

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How do I make this Pasta Bolognese Bake?

Making this Pasta Bolognese Bake couldn’t be easier.

  • Just cook the ingredients to make the Bolognese sauce.
  • Cook the pasta and stir into the sauce.
  • Place it in an ovenproof dish.
  • Top with cheese & then pop in the oven.

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What can I serve with this Pasta Bolognese Bake?

As this is quite a filling dish you can just have it on it’s own, or with;

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Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

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How long can you keep the Pasta Bolognese Bake for in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Pasta Bolognese Bake in the fridge for approximately 2 or 3 days.

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Can I freeze this Pasta Bolognese Bake?

This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
  • Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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422kcal 18

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat 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!

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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25 Comments
  1. I didn’t use the red wine stock pot but found it bland where did I go wrong. I also made enough for 6 portions by following the recipe which was fantastic

    1. Hi Serena
      The richness of the red wine stock pot really does add to the flavour, so it is a necessary addition to the recipe. If you don’t have one then you can try adding an extra stock cube

  2. Help!!! I’m confused.

    Step 5 says to add the carrots, celery, etc. but I’m not sure what to… the pasta in step 4 or the mince in step 3?

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      You can freeze the meat sauce, but I would recommend cooking the pasta from fresh as it can become very soft if reheated having been frozen.

      Hope that helps!

  3. Can I portion this into different containers and freeze them then take out the night before to defrost ready for the morning and eat cold? Thinking of doing this for lunches 🙂 Thanks! Xx

  4. I made this yesterday following the recipe. It says served 4. I could have fed my neighbours with the amount I had. 8 portions in freezer and two portions to eat. Very nice but I will remember to half everything next time 😊😊

  5. I can’t get hold any red wine stock pots, where can i buy these from? or if i can’t get any, what would you recommend I use instead?
    I would love to make a batch of this for my lunches next week!

    thank you 🙂

  6. This was lovely. Made it today and there was plenty. I didnt have the wine stock but it was fine, I am going to be making this next week so I will make sure I’ve got them for next time.

  7. Hi, this sounds yummy! Could I use passatta instead of chopped tomatoes please, as that’s all I’ve got in my cupboard at the moment?

  8. Hi I am a vegetarian and am looking to replicate the mInce with quorn mince instead. I don’t use alcohol in my cooking is there anyway I could replace this stock with another stock instead please? And instead of using the beef stock could I use veg instead? I know I am changing a lot it’s just that the vegetarian recipes are limited in options.

  9. I made this for dinner I used regular pasta as I forgot to pick up the large fusilli it was easy to make and tasted amazing, I highly recommend giving this a try.

    As others have said it makes plenty I’d say it feeds 6-8 I’ve got two pots full in my fridge and had to bin some as I didn’t have enough room to store.

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