Speedy pasta Bolognese

Why not get the kids involved in cooking too with this simple version of a classic

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 574
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 81g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 41g
  • salt 0.56g


  • 500g pack lean minced beef (5.1% fat)
  • handful sliced mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp sundried tomatoes purée
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • glass red wine or 150ml/¼pt beef stock
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herb
  • 400g penne
  • handful basil leaves, torn, to serve


Add extra veg for 5-a-day
To up your 5-a-day vegetable intake, why not add chopped celery and carrot when frying the mushrooms and cook the sauce for an extra 5 mins, to give the carrot enough time to soften.


  1. Brown the beef in a large frying pan for 5 mins, then throw in the mushrooms and soften for 3 mins. Stir in the garlic and sun-dried tomato purée and cook for 2 mins. Add the tomatoes, wine or stock, dried herbs and seasoning. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins.

  2. While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta as per pack instructions, drain, then serve with the sauce and torn basil leaves scattered on top.

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