Pasta Bolognese Bake

  • 15MINS
  • 40MINS
  • 422KCAL

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

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories422
  • Carbs46g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat6g
  • Saturates4g
  • Sugars11g

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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 to know in the blurb!

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!

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.

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How Weight Watchers Friendly is this Pasta Bolognese Bake?

  • You need to count 14 Points per portion of this Pasta Bolognese Bake recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 14 Points per portion of this Pasta Bolognese Bake recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 14 Points per portion of this Pasta Bolognese Bake recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

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.

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.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Mist a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and heat.

Step 3

Brown the onions lightly then add the minced beef, garlic, balsamic vinegar & herbs. Cook until browned.

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Step 4

Fill a pan with water & cook the pasta according to the instructions.

Step 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

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Step 6

Check your pasta. If cooked drain and leave to one side.

Step 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.

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Step 8

Bake for 10-15 minutes until your cheese has browned and serve!

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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.

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.

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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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!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 422
  • Carbs 46G
WW Points
  • 14 Green
  • 14 Blue
  • 14 Purple

Ingredients

  • 400 g 5% Fat Minced Beef
  • 1 large Onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic finely grated
  • 5 Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 large Carrot finely chopped
  • 1 stick Celery finely chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper finely chopped
  • 2 tins Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Mixed Italian Herbs
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Red Wine Stock Pot
  • 250 ml Beef Stock make using 1-2 beef stock cubes
  • dash Henderson's Relish/Worcestershire Sauce
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray
  • 500 g Giant Fusilli
  • 80 g Reduced Fat Cheese

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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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SharonMonday 12th August 2019

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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