Bolognese pasta bake

Bolognese pasta bake

This rich and aromatic bolognese pasta bake is perfect for busy weeknights or feeding a crowd as it can easily be made in bulk and frozen.
Course Bolognese, Dinner, Lunch, Pasta, Pasta bake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Alida Ryder


  • 3 cups Bolognese sauce
  • 2 cups Bechamel sauce
  • 500 g 1 lb pasta of your choice, cooked al dente (reserve 1 cup cooking water)
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200Âșc.
  • Combine the bolognese, bechamel and cooked pasta and mix well. Add a little of the pasta cooking water to loosen the consistency, if necessary.
  • Transfer half of the pasta to an oven-proof casserole dish then sprinkle over half of the cheese.
  • Add the remaining pasta and top with the rest of the cheese.
  • Place in the oven and bake until bubbling and the top is golden.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.


If you are making this ahead, assemble the pasta and cover well before refrigerating for up to a day or freezing for up to a month. Bake from frozen but allow for up to 30 minutes more baking time.