Bolognese sauce with pasta
The classic pastas to serve this with are spaghetti, tagliatelle and penne, but this sauce can also be used for many other things, like filling cannelloni or layering up a lasagne.
Good old chilli con carne
I think chickpeas are perfect in this dish, but butter beans or even cubed potatoes will work well in their place. Feel free to pep up this dish with more chilli depending on your taste.
Meatballs and pasta
Meatballs are fantastic! They're perfect like this, with a one-minute homemade tomato sauce and spaghetti, but you could also try them with rice, mashed potatoes, polenta or simple chunks of fresh crusty bread.
This is a lovely alternative to traditional chilli con carne. It's packed with good stuff so is a great choice for veggies and meat eaters alike.
Shepherdís pie is a classic British dish which pretty much everyone Iíve ever met has their own way of making. This is my way which Iíve kept really simple and I reckon you canít go wrong with it.
Vegetarian shepherd's pie with Cheddar and lentils
Lentils are a great alternative to mince when making a shepherdís pie. A little bit of cheese bumps up your protein intake and also adds a great bit of extra flavour.
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