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Penne Ragu Alforno

Penne Ragu Alforno

with Cheese and Chives

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Tags:Family Friendly
Allergens:Cereals containing glutenSulphitesMilkEgg

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 conflict 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
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

240 grams

Beef Mince

1 unit(s)


180 grams

Penne Pasta

(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

1 sachet

Tomato Puree

1 pack(s)

Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Onion and Garlic

1 sachet

Red Wine Stock Paste


1 bunch(es)


1 ball(s)



25 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(ContainsMilk, Egg)

Not included in your delivery

50 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)3854 kJ
Energy (kcal)921 kcal
Fat37.0 g
of which saturates20.0 g
Carbohydrate86 g
of which sugars20.0 g
Protein57 g
Salt4.35 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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Frying Pan
Cutting board
Oven dish
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat your oven to 200°C. Bring a large saucepan of water up to the boil with 1/2 tsp of salt for the pasta. Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on high heat. When hot, add the beef mince and cook until browned, 4-5 mins. Break it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands after handling raw mince.


Meanwhile, trim the carrot (no need to peel) and grate on the coarse side of your grater. Add the penne to the boiling water and cook for 12 mins. When cooked, drain in a colander, pop back into the pan and drizzle with a little oil to stop it sticking together. Once the mince is browned, add the carrots, stir together then add the tomato puree. Cook, stirring, for another minute.


Pour the finely chopped tomatoes into the pan with the mince along with the red wine stock paste and water (see ingredients for amount). Stir together, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, 10-12 mins.Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed. TIP: Add a splash of water if you feel it needs it.


Meanwhile, finely chop the chives (or snip with scissors if easier) then get some washing up out of the way!


Once thickened, stir the sauce and pasta together along with half of the chives (use whichever pan is the largest) and transfer to a large, deep ovenproof dish. Drain the mozzarella and tear into pieces. Scatter over the top of the pasta, then sprinkle over the hard Italian style cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 8-10 mins.


Serve the penne bake sprinkled with the remaining chopped chives on top. Enjoy!