Today I am sharing with you one of our family favourites.
This recipe for spaghetti bolognese is our variation on the classic recipe. It is certainly a go-to for a rich and satisfying weeknight dinner.

This one pot spag bol has simple ingredients, without skimping on taste, here you get your meat and veg plus a fruit all in one meal.
Everyone I know that has tried this love it, including the children and it only takes 35 minutes from start to finish.

Yield: Yield: 8 Large Serves

Spaghetti Bolognese With Vegetables

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe | Spag Bol

The perfect spag bol is a matter of taste, but our version here has to be one to top your list.
This spaghetti bolognese with vegetables through it doesn't alter the flavour of a traditional bolognese sauce.

Our spaghetti bolognese recipe is a must try for those that won't eat their vegies, it is quick and easy and super delicious.

It is a must try for those that won't eat their vegies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


Bolognese Sauce

  • 3 Large Carrots
  • 2 Large Zuchini
  • 1 Large Brown Onion
  • 5 Medium Flat Mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp Crushed garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 kg Beef Mince
  • 1 tsp Dried Italian Herbs
  • 2 500 gram Jars Passata Sauce
  • 2 425 gram Tins Crushed Tomato
  • Salt
  • Pepper



Bolognese Sauce Directions

  1. grate carrots and zuchini.
  2. Chop onion and mushrooms.
  3. Heat oil in a large stock pot.
    When hot add onion and saute over low-medium heat until onion begins to turn clear but does not burn/brown.
  4. Add garlic to pot and saute until aromatic.
  5. Add carrot and mushrooms and saute for several minutes until mushrooms are tender but not soft.
  6. Turn heat up to medium-high and add mince to pot, and stir through with a fork until mince begins to brown and any lumps are broken up.
  7. Add Italian herbs and a decent pinch of both salt and pepper and stir through thoroughly.
  8. Add ½ tin of chopped tomatoes at a time, stirring and simmering for 4-5 minutes before adding more.
  9. Add passata sauce and simmer with the lid on over low-medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Remove lid and simmer uncovered for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. If sauce becomes to thick simply stir in a little water.

Cooking the Spaghetti

  1. Bring large saucepan water to the boil and add ½ tsp salt.
  2. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente.

Plating Up

  1. Using tongs mound a layer of spaghetti on the plate.
  2. Spoon bolognese sauce over spaghetti,
  3. Sprinkle grated Parmesan Cheese over the top.


What To Eat With Spaghetti Bolognese

  • Serve with a side salad of greens tossed with some balsamic and a nice piece of french bread!
  • This pancake style micowave bread is a winner, have it buttered as a side.
  • Buttered cheese scones always go well with this dish.
  • Garlic bread always pairs well with spag bol.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 585Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 945mgCarbohydrates: 41gFibre: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 42g

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.


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