bolognese1This is one of those amazing winter recipes that will have the whole family wiping the sides of the bowl. It’s rich, it’s cheesy and you just cannot go wrong with it. The hardest part is cooking the mince but if you have some of the bolognese sauce frozen even better, you are ready to eat in just a few minutes. The strong cheesy flavour doesn’t really require an authentic bolognese sauce so here is a simple one.

What you need

500g mince meat
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 tin chopped peeled tomatoes
1 tablespoon chutney
Pinch of black pepper
300g of your favorite pasta
250ml white sauce (it’s very quick to make)
50g feta cheese broken up
50g cheddar cheese grated
50g gorgonzola or other strong cheese grated

The process

Put your pasta on to cook in a lot of boiling water with salt.

In a pan on a medium heat with a splash of oil, add the onions and cook until transparent, add the mince and cook until almost cooked through.

Add the tomatoes and chutney, mix well and allow to simmer for about 3 or 4 minutes.

While that is simmering make the white sauce. Once the white sauce is ready add the cheeses and stir until you have a fairly thick and cheesy sauce. You may want to add a little pepper.

In a large serving bowl add the cooked pasta, pour over the meat sauce and mix into the pasta, add the cheese sauce and mix again, Pop under the grill for a minute or 2 to lightly brown the top.

Serve immediately with some fresh bread to mop up the sauce left over and a salad.

If you like this type of pasta recipe, you will want to try the creamy baked chicken pasta.

Italian food is meant to be quick and easy and this Italian style recipe is a real winner amongst all of the Italian dishes. using fresh Italian pasta available at most Italian deli’s these days turns it into a little something Extra.