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Easy spaghetti Bolognese recipe

Easy spaghetti Bolognese recipe

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This simple spaghetti Bolognese recipe is great for weeknight family dinners. With beef, mushrooms and tangy chopped tomatoes, everyone will love this Italian classic. Pair with garlic bread, and tuck in just 45 minutes. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 936 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g 20% Boswell Farms beef mince
  • 2 stalks Nightingale Farms celery, finely chopped
  • 150g Redmere Farms mushrooms, sliced
  • 400g can Grower’s Harvest chopped tomatoes
  • 170g pack Hearty Food Co garlic bread
  • 500g Hearty Food Co spaghetti
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If you don't have mince, cut open some sausages instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    36g 51%
  • Saturates

    15g 73%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    1.1g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 115.6g Protein 44g Fibre 7.1g


  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add the mince and season. Cook for 5-10 mins, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until browned.
  2. Add the celery and mushrooms to the pan and cook for 3-5 mins until softened.
  3. Tip the tomatoes into the pan along with 200ml water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 mins.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the baguette and spaghetti to pack instructions. Drain the spaghetti, then divide between bowls and top with the Bolognese sauce. Serve with the garlic bread.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

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