Turkey Bolognese pasta bake

No need to choose between tangy tomato or creamy cheese sauce – this easy bake, with turkey mince and mascarpone, has the best of both

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:1 hrs 10 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 647
  • fat 33g
  • saturates 20g
  • carbs 44g
  • sugars 9g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 41g
  • salt 1.1g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 500g turkey mince (thigh is best)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 400g large pasta shells
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 200g cheddar, grated
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the onions and cook for 8-10 mins until softened. Add the mince and brown all over. Once browned, add the garlic, tomatoes, chipotle paste and chicken stock, and bring to the boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 35-40 mins, adding a splash of water if it looks too dry.

  2. While the turkey cooks, boil the pasta following pack instructions, then drain, reserving some of the water. Warm through the mascarpone with a splash of the hot pasta water over a low heat. Add 140g cheddar, season and stir to combine.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Transfer the turkey sauce to a large baking dish. Stir the cheese sauce through the pasta and pour over the mince. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar and the Parmesan on top. Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until golden and crisping at the edges.