One Pot Beef Bolognese with Shell Pasta

One Pot Beef Bolognese with Shell Pasta

On our family table this week was the easiest and quickest one pot Beef Bolognese with Shell Pasta.  This meal is a no complaints dinner, it is absolutely devoured by all and is great to eat for leftovers the next day.

This is a great after work meal, easily put together and on the table in about 10 minutes.

There a four basic ingredients to this recipe making budget friendly.


500gm Beef Mince
1 Jar of Bolognese Sauce (I use Barilla because it is packed with vegetables and the flavour is delicious) if you use a different brand obviously the end flavour will differ from mine.
The empty sauce jar filled with Chicken Stock
2 Cups Shell Pasta
Salt and Pepper to taste


1. In a large heated saucepan add the mince and cook until browned.  Break the mince up into small pieces.
2. Add the bolognese sauce, the empty jar filled with chicken stock and pasta.  Stir to combine.
3. Bring to the boil and give it another stir.  Let boil for 5 minutes and then cover and cook for a further 5 minutes.

One Pot Beef Bolognese with Shell Pasta

Serve with grated Parmesan.
Serves 4
This recipe can also be easily doubled.
One Pot Beef Bolognese with Shell Pasta


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4 Responses to One Pot Beef Bolognese with Shell Pasta

  1. Shona February 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    Me and the family love this recipe it is so full of flavour and filling, only thing i suggest is either cook pasta partly before putting in with mince or add the chicken stock in jar twice and cook for a little longer x but 10/10 from me

  2. Darron May 8, 2015 at 1:58 am #


    Thank you my dear lady for this recipe!
    I’m a shift worker and work a total of 65-70 hours a week. 13hour days don’t leave a lot of time for prepping or cooking my own meals. This recipe was quick, easy, nutritious and filling. Not to mention providing ample leftovers for the next night or the second hardest meal of the day for me-lunch time.
    The addition of chicken stock makes a heck of a difference on an otherwise generic flavour.

    Thank you for making my meal time a little more exciting and a little less predictable.


    • Amanda May 8, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

      Makes me so happy that you enjoyed it.

  3. Rebecca June 6, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

    Made this tonight, awesome, so much better than using another saucepan for the pasta plus the colander to drain it etc. Of course I did make a few little tweaks of my own but the method etc came from here. Thanks again

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