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Rigatoni Pesto Bolognese with Crusty Garlic Herb Bread

The rich flavors of Rigatoni Pasta in a Pesto-infused Bolognese sauce, with Crusty Garlic Herb Bread.

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Cooking Time

2 People

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Before you start

Preheat the oven to 180 Degrees Celsius or a bread toaster. Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking.

What you'll need

Cooking pot | Salt | Strainer | Chopping board | Knife | Peeler | Cooking pan | Oil | Wooden spoon | Black pepper | Baking tray

Cooking Instructions


Step 5 : Toast the Bread

Spread garlic butter on bread slices. Toast in a pan over medium-high heat until golden brown on each side.

180 g Rigatoni Pasta
40 g Beef Bacon
140 g White Onion
10 g Garlic
140 g Carrot
80 g Celery
140 g Red Bell Pepper
240 g Minced Beef
7 g Thyme
0 g Bay Leaves
100 ml Pasta's Cooking Water
250 g Home Made Tomato Sauce
80 ml Cooking Cream
80 g Home Made Pesto Sauce
135 g White Bread, Sliced
45 g Garlic Butter
6 g Parmesan Cheese


Nuts, Dairy, Gluten

Step 1 : Cook the Pasta

Boil pasta in a large pot of salted water for 12-14 minutes until al dente. Reserve a cup of pasta water before draining.

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  • The nutritional information provided is only for ingredients supplied by COOKFRESH.

  • Please note that the total nutritional values will vary based on the cooking process and any additional ingredients you add at home.

Step 3 : Sauté the Beef

In a pan over medium-high heat with olive oil, sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Add beef mince, breaking it up for 4-5 minutes.

Step 2 : Prep the Ingredients

Cut bacon into small pieces. Finely chop onion and garlic. Grate the carrot, finely chop celery and red bell pepper, and strip thyme leaves.

Step 4 : Make the Pesto Sauce

Add carrot, thyme, bay leaf, celery, and red bell pepper; cook for 3-5 minutes. Pour in tomato sauce and reserved pasta water; simmer for 5-7 minutes. Stir in cream and simmer until sauce reduces. Season with salt and pepper. Off the heat, mix in pesto sauce.

Step 6 : Serve and Enjoy!

Divide pasta among plates, garnish with parmesan, and serve with toasted garlic bread.


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