Lily's Beef & Pork Bolognese Mac and Cheese
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Lily's Beef & Pork Bolognese Mac and Cheese

Lily's Beef & Pork Bolognese Mac and Cheese

with Bacon and Balsamic Glazed Rocket

This Lily's Beef & Pork Bolognese Mac and Cheese is a crowd pleaser and is one to get the family round the dinner table for. Super simple to make, and easily customised to suit the kids too.

Family Friendly
Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes


serving amount

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

180 grams


(Contains Cereals containing gluten May contain Soya)

240 grams

Beef and Pork Mince

1 sachet(s)

Mixed Herbs

28 grams

Red Wine Stock Paste

(Contains Sulphites)

1 carton(s)

Tomato Passata

40 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

75 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

20 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

20 grams

Wild Rocket

12 milliliter(s)

Balsamic Glaze

(Contains Sulphites)

90 grams

Bacon Lardons

Not included in your delivery

1 tsp


75 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

1 tbsp



Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)4453 kJ
Energy (kcal)1064 kcal
Fat55.3 g
of which saturates23.3 g
Carbohydrate87 g
of which sugars17.4 g
Protein53.8 g
Salt4.37 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Garlic Press
Large Saucepan
Large Frying Pan
Oven dish


Cook the Macaroni

Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp of salt. Meanwhile, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).

When boiling, stir the macaroni into the water and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.

Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back into the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.

Time to Fry

While the macaroni cooks, heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat (no oil).

Once hot, add the bacon and beef and pork mince. Fry until both have browned, 5-6 mins. Use a spoon to break up the mince as it cooks.

When the mince has browned, drain and discard any excess fat. Season with salt and pepper. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw mince. It's cooked when no longer pink in the middle. Cook bacon thoroughly.

Add the Flavour

Add the garlic and mixed herbs to the meat and fry, 1 min. 

Next, stir in the red wine stock paste, passata, sugar and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts). 

Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer until thickened, 5-6 mins. 

Say Cheese

Meanwhile, preheat your grill to high. Grate the Cheddar cheese. 

In a small bowl, combine the creme fraiche, hard Italian style cheese and water (see pantry for amount). Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine, then set your cheesy sauce aside. 

Assemble and Grill

Once the mince has thickened, taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Add a splash more water if it's a little too thick.

Stir in the cooked macaroni, then transfer to an appropriately sized ovenproof dish. 

Spoon the cheesy sauce evenly over the macaroni mixture, then sprinkle over the cheese. Pop under the grill until golden and bubbling, 4-5 mins. 


Once the Bolognese and bacon mac and cheese is ready, share it between your plates. 

Serve the rocket alongside and drizzle over the balsamic glaze to finish.