Gluten-free bolognese pasta bake made from kangaroo mince to save you money.

Gluten-free meals don’t have to be made with hard-to-pronounce, expensive ingredients. The whole family will enjoy our budget friendly bolognese pasta bake and so will your bank account.

Switching regular mince to kangaroo mince, not only saves you money it also contains more protein and is leaner than mince made from beef, lamb or pork.

Our budget friendly bolognese pasta bake is a great introduction to kangaroo meat and can fool even the fussiest of eaters.

Budget Friendly Bolognese Pasta Bake

Cara Boatswain
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main
Servings 6


  • 500 g Buontempo gluten-free penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500 g kangaroo mince
  • 700 g gluten-free passata
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley roughly chopped
  • 250 g shredded pizza cheese
  • 100 g grated parmesan
  • Garden salad to serve (optional)


  • Bring a large pot of boiling water to the boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C and grease a large 3L casserole dish.
  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, add mince and sauté until brown. Add passata and water, stir to combine and gently simmer for 5 minutes until sauce begins to thicken. Stir through cooked penne. Remove from heat and add eggs, parsley and half of the pizza and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.
  • Pour half of the pasta mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle with half of the remaining cheese, then top with remaining pasta mix. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the top is golden. Remove from oven and serve hot or cold with a garden salad if desired.
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The Budget Friendly Bolognese Pasta Bake recipe first appeared in Issue 14 of Australian Gluten-Free Life magazine as Bolognese Pasta bake.

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Budget Friendly Bolognese Pasta Bake recipe by Cara Boatswain, photography by Brandee Meier.