Leftover Spaghetti Bolognese Bake

Leftover Spaghetti Bolognese Cake recipe
Credit: Whisk Media Group
Recipe by: Perfect Italiano
Average: 4 (61 votes)
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Prep:  15 min (plus 14 min cooling time)
Cook:  45 min
Serves:  4
Take some leftover bolognese sauce, or a batch of leftover spaghetti bolognese and make a new meal with this idea for a Spaghetti Bolognese Cake Bake.

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Leftover Spaghetti Bolognese Bake
Spaghetti Bolognese Bake
Basic Bolognese Sauce
Spaghetti Bolognese Bake
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C / 180°C fan-forced. Grease and line the base of a 20cm springform pan. Place on an oven tray
  2. Combine the pasta, Bolognese, egg and 1 cup of 4 Cheese Melt in a large bowl. Spoon into prepared pan, pressing down lightly. Sprinkle with remaining 4 Cheese Melt. Bake for 45 minutes or until set in the centre and golden brown
  3. Remove from oven. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve with salad
Tips & Hints:
  • Prep and cook times based on using leftover Bolognese, alternatively use the Perfect Italiano Basic Bolognese recipe
  • For a veggie hit, add some thawed, frozen mixed vegetables to the mixture in Step 2
Basic Bolognese Sauce
  1. NOTE: If making your own Bolognese for this recipe, please allow for extra 10 min prep time and 1 hour cooking. Bolognese recipe makes approximately 7 cups (1¾ Litres) of sauce
  2. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Add mince and cook, stirring to break up lumps for 5 minutes or until browned
  3. Add the tomato paste and stock or red wine to mince mixture and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until stock or wine reduces slightly
  4. Add the diced tomato and passata and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until sauce thickens
Tips & Hints:
  • For leftovers, divide the Bolognese into 3 to 4 cup portions and freeze in airtight containers or resealable plastic bags for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight
  • You can also refrigerate the Bolognese in an airtight container for up to 3 days

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