Spaghetti Bolognese

Ready in 35 mins

  • Serves 4, costs under £4.00
  • Cooks in 25 mins
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(Based on 1 serving of 470g)

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  • ½ Pack Minced Beef, Lean (200g)
  • 2 Onions, Small Sized (120g)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (6g)
  • 2 Tins Chopped Tomatoes (800g)
  • 2 Teaspoons Mixed Herbs (2g)
  • 1 Red Pepper (160g)
  • 5 Mushrooms, Large Sized (100g)
  • 1 Carrot, Medium Sized (80g)
  • ½ Pack Spaghetti (300g)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil (10g)
  • 1 Pinch Ground Black Pepper (1g)

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Time Saver Tips

Prepare the sauce in advance and simply heat it through when you want to have it for dinner.

Cost Saver Tips

If you make extra sauce and freeze it you can have it again on another day.

Tips for Kids

You don't have to use spaghetti. If they prefer tubes, use them. Remember to chop the vegetables into bite-size pieces that are suitable for little mouths.


Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Peel and chop the onions, slice the mushrooms and the red pepper. Finely chop or crush garlic.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan then slowly brown the onion over a gentle heat.
  3. Add the mince, stirring to stop it from sticking.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, apart from the spaghetti, bring the sauce to the boil, cover and then lower the heat and simmer gently for 15- 20 minutes, giving it a stir now and again.
  5. While that’s cooking bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the spaghetti and follow the instructions on the packet for cooking.
  6. Add pepper to sauce to taste. Drain the spaghetti and serve with sauce.
  7. Serve with crusty bread and a side salad.

Recipe source : Eat Better Feel Better