Penne Bolognese

4 20 Min (5Mins Preparation / 15 Mins Cooking Time)


  • 500g dried high fibre pasta of your choice
  • ½ quantity Healthy Bolognese recipe (see below)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, plus extra basil leaves, to serve
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water following packet instructions or until al dente. Drain and return to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, place Bolognese sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until hot. Stir in basil.
  3. Toss hot pasta with the sauce. Serve sprinkled with parmesan and extra basil leaves.

Nutrition claim: Per serve 46.3g protein 11.5g fat (4.1g saturated fat) 98.5g carb 13.1g dietary fibre 3009kJ (720 Cals) 701mg sodium

Per serve: Tag: high protein, high fibre, low fat


Healthy Bolognese: 

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, finely chopped
  • 4 celery sticks, finely diced
  • 200g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 800g lean beef mince
  • 2 x 175g packets Celebrate Health Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 2 x 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 400g can brown lentils, rinsed, drained


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Increase heat to high, add mince.
  3. Cook, stirring to break up lumps, for 5 minutes or until browned.
  4. Add Celebrate Health Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauces, tomatoes and lentils and stir to combine. Bring to the boil and reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thick.

Cook’s tip

This Bolognese sauce is suitable to freeze. Place sauce in airtight containers, cover and freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, defrost portions overnight in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stovetop.