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Student Simple Pasta Bolognese    HT  MC  60mins

Serves 1 twice    Hot   Pasta  Beef   Pork  Main course   Eggless  Dairy Free Italy  Europe


As the sauce takes a little while to cook, this recipe is enough for 2 servings of the sauce.  See below for ideas for serving the remaining portion for another meal.



75g/3oz Pasta e.g. Spaghetti, Tagliatelle, Linguine

2 tbsp Olive Oil

˝  Onion, finely chopped

1 Carrot, grated

1 Stick of Celery, finely chopped

1 Garlic Clove, crushed

225g/8oz Minced Beef

150ml/5fl.oz. Beef Stock

1 x 400g/14oz tin Chopped Tomatoes

Salt and Black Pepper




1. Heat the oil in a large pan add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic and sauté gently until soft and transparent. Add the mince, raise the heat and cook until browned.


2. Stir in the stock,  salt, black pepper and chopped tomatoes. Cover and simmer gently for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.


3.  15 minutes before the end of the cooking time, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes.


4. To serve - drain the pasta well and toss in half the sauce. Serve immediately.



Allow the remaining sauce to cool then either refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.



  • Add a small tin of Kidney beans and ˝ a teaspoon of chilli powder when reheating.

  • Place in a small ovenproof dish, top with mashed potato and a sprinkling of cheese and bake for  20 minutes

  • Reheat thoroughly and serve with your favourite veggies




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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


Freezing/Make ahead

Not suitable


Tips, Options and Substitutions


Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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