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Mixed bean Bolognese  recipe

Mixed bean Bolognese recipe

4 ratings

Colman’s spaghetti Bolognese recipe mix is the secret ingredient in this easy-as-it-gets mixed bean Bolognese. This is a hearty veggie twist on an Italian classic and sure to please everyone come dinner time. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 444 calories / serving


  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 15g fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves and stalks separated, finely chopped
  • 44g pack Colman’s spaghetti Bolognese recipe mix
  • ½ reduced salt vegetable stock cube, made up to 100ml
  • 400g tin plum tomatoes
  • 400g three bean salad in water, drained and rinsed
  • 275g spaghetti
  • ½ ciabatta roll (40g), blitzed to crumbs

Perfect with:

Colman's Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe Mix Colman's Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe Mix
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    8g 11%
  • Saturates

    1g 7%
  • Sugars

    16g 17%
  • Salt

    1.9g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 77.6g Protein 16.9g Fibre 9.1g


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and leeks and cook for 5-7 mins, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften. Add the garlic and parsley stalks and cook for 1 min.
  2. Add the Colman’s spaghetti Bolognese recipe mix to the pan along with the stock and tinned tomatoes. Break the tomatoes up with a wooden spoon and reduce the heat to medium-low; simmer gently for 10 mins. Add the bean salad and simmer for a further 5 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti to pack instructions until tender but still with some bite. Drain and add to the pasta sauce, tossing well to combine.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the breadcrumbs to the pan and fry for 3-5 mins until golden, stirring frequently. Tip into a bowl and add the chopped parsley leaves and some seasoning. Mix to combine.
  5. To serve, divide the pasta between 4 shallow bowls, spooning the sauce over the top. Scatter over the herby breadcrumbs and serve immediately.
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