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Spaghetti Bolognaise

A tasty spaghetti with lots of vegetables

60 mins
12 ingredients
$3.50 / person
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Spaghetti Bolognaise


Serves = 6

1 large onion, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced or finely chopped

500g lean beef mince

1 x 420g tin brown lentils (no added salt)

1 x 400g tin tomatoes (no added salt)

2 tbsp salt reduced tomato paste

1 zucchini, grated

1 carrot, grated

1 handful of parsley, finely chopped

2 tsp of mixed dried herbs

2 tomatoes, chopped

400g wholemeal spaghetti

It’s this easy

  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat
  • Add the onion and cook for 2 to 3 minutes
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute
  • Add the beef mince and cook for 8 minutes or until the meat is fully cooked through (no pink showing), stirring regularly
  • Add the tinned tomatoes and tomato paste and cook for another 2 minutes
  • Add the carrot, zucchini, tomato, mixed herbs, and parsley, and bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook for at least 10 minutes (longer cooking time increases flavour)
  • Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions
  • While the spaghetti is cooking drain the lentils, add to the bolognaise and cook for 5 minutes more
  • Drain spaghetti and assemble dish – spaghetti with mince on top


  • Try kangaroo or turkey mince
  • Add in mushrooms or eggplant to boost the amount and variety of vegetables


Nutrition Information (per serve)

  • Energy (2254kJ)
  • Protein (36.7g)
  • Total fat (11.9g)
    • Saturated fat (2.7g)
  • Carbohydrate (62.7g)
    • Starch (53.5 g)
    • Sugars (8.2g)
      • Added sugars (0g)
      • Free Sugars (0g)
  • Dietary fibre (14.4g)
  • Sodium (121mg)
  • Calcium (125mg)
  • Iron (7.4mg)


Contains: Gluten, Wheat, FODMAPs.
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