Slimming World Friendly Recipe- Best Bolognese Bake

If you love bolognese this dish is for you!  I wanted to make a pasta bol and thought to myself "how can I make this better?" and the best bolognese bake was invented.  I asked you over on my Facebook Page if you would like the recipe based on the image alone, and 100s of you said yes!

Extra Easy Syn Value:- Free

Healthy Extras:- A

Note:-  The image served 2 of us with enough left over for lunch the next day (so possibly 4 people?) Remember that it is 40g of extra light cheese per person as a healthy extra, so if you are worried make it in individual dishes per person
You will need:-

400g extra lean beef mince 
good handful of dried pasta per person
Low Calorie spray
1 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
250g mushrooms, finely chopped
1 red pepper chopped
1 tbsp tomato purée
2 x 400g cans chopped tomato
1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tsp basil
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp Worcester sauce
400ml beef stock cube (made up as directed)
4 rashers of smoked bacon, all fat removed and cut into strips
cherry tomatoes, chopped
40g extra light cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 180 degress

Spray a large frying pan with low calorie spray and fry the beef mince until browned, set aside.

Fry off the onion, pepper, mushrooms, carrot and the garlic. Add the tomato purée, and cook for 1 min more, stirring to stop it from sticking.

Add the tomatoes, mince and stock with the basil, paprika, Worcester sauce. Simmer for at least 20 mins (or longer) until thickened.

Add the dried pasta the the blognese mix and stir.  Transfer to an oven proof dish and top with the cheese, tomatoes and bacon strips.

Bake in the oven for 20-30 mins until pasta is cooked and cheese is bubbling

L x