Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium heat; cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until golden. If your choice of protein is either veal and pork or chicken, add to pan; cook, stirring to break up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until browned. Stir in garlic, herbs, tomatoes, pasta sauce and ½ cup (125ml) water; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. If your choice of protein is lentils, add to pan; bring to the boil. Cook, covered, for 20 minutes or until sauce thickens; season to taste. 2 3
Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water following packet directions until tender; drain. Return pasta to pan.
Divide pasta and 'bolognese' among plates or bowls; scatter with parmesan and extra basil leaves. Season to taste; serve.