Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe | Spag Bol
spaghetti bolognese

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

This 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.

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe | Spag Bol
Yield: Yield: 8 Large Serves

Spag Bol Recipe

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

The perfect spag bol is a matter of taste, but our version here has to be one to top your list.
This is the best spaghetti bolognese recipe as it has vegetables hidden through it at no expense to altering the flavour of a traditional bolognese sauce.

Our spaghetti bolognese recipe is a must try for those that won't eat their vegies.
My Spaghetti Bolognese recipe is quick and easy but super delicious.


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


  • 500 grams Spaghetti


Bolognese Sauce

  1. Grate carrots and zuchini.
  2. Dice 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 thoroughly 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 occassionally.
  11. If sauce becomes to thick simply stir in a little water.


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


  1. Using tongs mound a layer of spaghetti on the plate.
  2. Spoon bolognese sauce over spaghetti,


Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with a side salad of greens tossed with some balsamic and a nice piece of french bread!
  • Grate some tasty cheese and sprinkle on top when plating.
  • Garlic bread always seems to go well with spag bol.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


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

Sharing is caring!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

1 × 2 =

Skip to Recipe