This super easy vegetarian quorn pasta bolognese bake takes just under an hour to prepare and can serve up to six people. Packed with healthy wholegrain fusilli pasta and vegetables. Then topped with a light cheesy crust you can bet it’s a bake all the family will love!
Folks, welcome to my latest Quorn creation, Quorn pasta bolognese bake!
I think you’re just going to love this tasty recipe.
Now if you’re a subscriber to the blog (details of how to subscribe at the bottom) you’ll know that I’ve already created a number of other really popular quorn mince recipes like my homemade quorn burgers.
But have you also tried :-
Vegetarian Quorn cottage pie – its full of veggie goodness and flavour. If you’re watching your weight or just looking for a delicious meat free quick healthy meal, its perfect!
Quorn meatballs – this recipe shows you how to make tasty Quorn meatballs in under one hour. Baked in the oven and with a delicious tomato sauce this is an excellent meat free weeknight family meal!
I find quorn such a fantastic substitute for beef mince and, as Lynne and I try to eat by our 80:20 rule largely omitting red meat, quorn helps to fill that gap.
That being said, please don’t think we’ve anything against red meat at all!
Not at all!
It’s just that we choose to have red meat very occasionally, as they do in the Mediterranean.
The Mediterranean diet being one of the healthiest and proven life prolonging ones there is.
This is a really easy quorn bolognese bake recipe to make.
The bolognese sauce is homemade and just delicious! And so much better than a shop bought jar of the same sauce!
I find the best way to cook quorn mince is to cook it from frozen. So there’s no need to defrost it.
If you want to see how to cook quorn mince then just watch the recipe video included in this post. It’s easy!
Fueling Up For The Great Scottish Run With This Quorn Pasta Bolognese Bake
The Great Scottish Run is finally upon us.
I’ve mentioned it a few times throughout the course of the last few months and how I’ve kept up my training for the 10k.
By running 5k on a Monday and Wednesday / Thursday and then 10k – 12k on a Saturday morning.
My training has largely been the same as when I started it for last years’ run, which I completed in 50m: 50s and talked about in this post.
But “hats off” definitely go to Liam, who features in some of the hillwalking posts I publish.
And Luke, the other half of Erin from beetsperminute. They are both doing the HALF marathon, which I decided I wasn’t doing.
Why am I not doing the half marathon?
It’s not that I don’t think I would be able to do it. I have done one before in Dundee and have the medals to prove it!
It’s just that I’m really happy with what I do and I don’t feel the need to push myself any further.
Nor do I have the time to do even more training!
So good luck to everyone taking part.
And although I’m not wanting to sound overly competitive. I do want to be beat the 50m: 50s I did last year.
So I’ve moved myself up to the fastest start group from the medium start group I started in last year.
Wish me luck! Next Thursday I’ve a Quick Healthy Chicken Stew Recipe coming so I’ll give an update then in that post.
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Watch the short video I made to show you how easy it is to make this delicious quorn pasta bolognese bake!
Quorn Pasta Bolognese Bake Recipe
This quorn pasta bolognese bake is great served with a rocket salad and garlic bread.
It’s perfect for all year round family dining and can be easily frozen too.
So I hope you enjoy this tasty healthy quorn pasta bolognese bake as a meat free alternative.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Quorn Pasta Bolognese Bake
- Low fat cooking spray
- 150 g whole wheat fusilli
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1 medium sized carrot grated
- ½ tsp fresh basil chopped
- ½. tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- 300 g quorn mince
- 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 250 ml vegetable stock
- 130 g frozen peas
- Salt and freshly grated pepper
- 100 g half fat grated cheddar cheese
- Pre-heat oven to 180C fan.
- Place the fusilli into boiling salted water and cook for 10 – 12 minutes, then drain.
- Whilst the fusilli is cooking, spray the bottom of a medium sized saucepan with the low fat cooking spray, turn the heat on high, then once the oil is bubbling turn the heat down slightly and sauté the onion for about 3 minutes.
- Add the garlic and grated carrot and sauté, stirring for a further 2 minutes.
- Stir in the herbs, cook for about 30 seconds.
- Add the quorn mince, stir around for about 2 minutes then add the tomatoes, tomato puree, stock and peas.
- Season with salt and pepper, bring the mixture up to the boil and turn down to simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the drained pasta, heating through then empty the contents into a casserole dish.
- Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, allow to cool a little before serving.