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One-Pan Cheesy Pasta Bolognese

This simple, cheesy one-pan pasta with bolognese sauce is an absolutely delicious, comforting family dinner. It's simple and easy - and has minimal washing up! What's not to love?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheesy pasta bolognese, one-pan pasta
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Jovita | Yummy Addiction


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 3/4 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1 lb (450g) ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 28 oz. (800g) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 oz. (340g) whole wheat penne pasta
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese , divided


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and carrots, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute.
  • Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up into small pieces with a spoon, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the dried oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes.
  • Next, add the red wine and stir to combine. Add the Worcestershire sauce and canned tomatoes, stirring to combine. Pour in the heavy cream. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper.
  • Pour in water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta, stir well. Cover the pan and cook until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • When the pasta is tender, gently stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Scatter the remaining mozzarella evenly over the top. Turn off the heat. Place a lid over the pan and allow the mozzarella to melt, 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.2g | Protein: 26.2g | Fat: 14.5g | Cholesterol: 61.5mg | Sodium: 576.7mg | Sugar: 3.6g