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1 easy bolognese recipe, 3 yummy ways

One big batch of this classic bolognese guarantees the euphoria of having three dinners in the bag.

By Chatelaine

1 easy bolognese recipe, 3 yummy ways

Photo: Roberto Caruso

One easy bolognese, three ways

Slow-Cooked Big Batch Bolognese

This hearty staple is the starting point of our three mouthwatering recipes. Get the recipe: Slow-Cooked Big Batch Bolognese

Three jars of a red chunky pasta saucePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Pasta Bolognese

Reheat 1 thawed portion of bolognese in a medium saucepan over medium-high, stirring often, about 8 min. Meanwhile, cook 5 cups pappardelle according to package instructions. Remove sauce from heat and stir in 1/2 cup grated Parmesan. Add drained pappardelle and stir until well coated. Top with more Parmesan shavings if desired.

1 easy bolognese recipe, 3 yummy waysPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Sloppy Joes

Reheat 1 thawed portion of bolognese in a medium saucepan over medium-high, stirring often, about 8 min. Serve sandwiched between toasted burger or kaiser buns, topped with 1 thinly sliced large tomato and 1/4 cup crispy onions, if desired.

A sloppy Joe on a bun with a tomatoPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cottage Pie

Boil 250 g peeled and chopped Yukon Gold potatoes with 1/2 small cauliflower, chopped, in a pot of water until tender, about 12 min. Drain, then mash with 2 tbsp each unsalted butter and 10% cream, and 1/4 tsp salt. Reheat 1 thawed portion of bolognese with 1/2 cup each frozen peas and corn in a medium sauce-pan over medium-high, stirring often, 8 min. Scrape mixture into an 8 x 8-in. baking dish. Top with mash. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup grated Parmesan. Broil until top is golden, about 5 min.

ramekins of shepherd's pie with meat and veg base and crisped potato topPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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