Speedy Skillet Pasta Bake

Speedy skillet bolognese pasta bake
Credit: Whisk Media Group
Recipe by: Perfect Italiano
Average: 4.7 (10 votes)
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Prep:  5 min (when using leftover bolognese)
Cook:  35 min
Serves:  4
Use leftover bolognese to make this speedy pasta bake in a fry pan at home.

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Speedy Skillet Pasta Bake
Skillet Pasta Bake
Basic Bolognese
Skillet Pasta Bake
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C / 180°C fan forced
  2. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain. Return pasta to saucepan. Add the Bolognese sauce and mix well
  3. Spray a 20cm (8 cup capacity), heavy based ovenproof fry pan with olive oil. Spoon half of the pasta mixture into the prepared pan. Top with half of the Perfect Bakes cheese, then remaining pasta mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and bubbling. Serve with a green salad
Basic Bolognese
  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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