Pasta in a Bolognese Meat Sauce

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100% would make this recipe again

This meat sauce is at its best when used over either «rigatoni» or «tortiglioni», two types of short pasta, with deep grooves on the outer surface to better retain the sauce («riga» stands for «groove»).

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 15 min
290 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly


100 g tortiglioni, or penne 1 1/3 cup
1/2 cup Bolognese Meat Sauce 125 mL
1 1/2 tbsp pasta cooking water 23 mL
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 5 mL
4 tsp Parmesan cheese [optional] 4 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.


  1. Cook the pasta.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the meat sauce in a saucepan over low heat. Add the specified amount of pasta cooking water to dilute the sauce a bit, and warm up just a few minutes.
  3. Put the drained tortiglioni back into the pasta cooking pot, add the sauce, oil then mix well. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired and serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (140g)


% Daily Value




8 g

12 %

Saturated 2.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

10 %


20 mg


210 mg

9 %


41 g

14 %


3 g

11 %


3 g

Net Carbs

38 g


13 g

Vitamin A

16 %

Vitamin C

7 %


3 %


11 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ½ serving
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar
Excellent source of  :
Selenium, Vitamin B12
Good source of  :
Manganese, Niacin, Vitamin A, Zinc
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2 ½
Vegetables ½
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 1 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Pasta | Beef | First courses/Appetizers | Diabetes-friendly | Italian