Spaghetti Bolognese

Who doesn’t love a good old spag bol? Its been a popular meal in our house since the girls were small. I have to say I haven’t always been as much of a fan… until I discovered the real difference in using lean mince. It was a game changer.


If you follow my YouTube video on how to make this quick and easy Spaghetti Bolognese. The best way I know how…no jars of dolmio needed.

It is a regular meal in our house. Partly because its so quick to make but also because its a real favourite with us all… well it is if I leave the “bits” out. Vegetables to me and you…


My favourite recipe of course includes all the vegetables but if I have the time I know every last bite will be eaten if I blitz all the veggies down into  a sauce.. or you can try making my 5 a day hidden veggie ragu.


We then spend dinner time guessing how many vegetables were in their dinner… you just have to be careful you do not end up giving them a huge plate full because lets face it when the veggies are in their chopped state they bulk a dinner out nicely.


Serves 4

Ready in 30 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g lean steak mince 5% fat
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 red pepper
  • 200g mushrooms
  • Dried oregano
  • Seasoning
  • 500g Tomato Passata (I like Tesco’s garlic and basil one but if you can not get this add some fresh basil)
  • Dried wholewheat spaghetti or spiralized vegetables

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  • Chop, slice and dice all your vegetables.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan.
  • Fry your onions until they start to soften, add the garlic and fry for a further minute.
  • Add your mince and break into bits. Cook until meat has turned brown.
  • Add your veg..
  • Then your passata, oregano and seasoning.
  • Add fresh basil if using.
  • Simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes and cook your spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
  • Serve and enjoy



Jaimee x

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