So-simple spaghetti Bolognese

So-simple spaghetti Bolognese

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Make a delicious spag-bol in less than half an hour

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
608
protein
43g
carbs
82g
fat
14g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
10g
salt
0.82g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 400g can plum tomatoes
  • ½ bunch basil, plus extra leaves, to serve
  • ½ recipe Multi mince
  • 400g spaghetti or other long pasta
  • 25g toasted breadcrumbs

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in non-stick frying pan. Tip in the carrot and cook for 5 mins to soften. Scoop out the tomatoes from the can and add to the pan, and cook for 5 mins more. Pour over the tomato juice and basil, then simmer for 15 mins. Whizz together in a blender until smooth. This sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  2. Heat through with the Multi mince. Cook spaghetti according to pack instructions. Reserve some of the cooking water, drain and tip the pasta into the pan along with the sauce. Toss together, thinning with pasta water, if needed, and serve with the extra basil leaves on top and the breadcrumbs.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2006

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merengue's picture

There should be an alternative to buying Multi-mince as I want to make the whole recipe. Is that the whole point of this site as in the whole recipe. I can understand there is the convenience aspect for busy people but what about others who may want to try it?

gilesy64's picture

Multi-mince is another recipe on this site (as opposed to an ingredient that is purchased) that can be used as a base for many dishes. There is a link on the rhs of this page that will take you to the multi-mince recipe, so that you CAN cook the whole recipe.

bobz78's picture

Great recipe but must use the Multi Mince recipe under the goes well with section. Otherwise i can understand why it would be bland. I am always surprised to read other reviewers mark down a recipe as bland when i have found it anything but! I wonder how many of these is down to not following the recipe or not seasoning properly?

cpman's picture

I have an Epson xp 205 with greenprint utility,clicked the print icon,no print out

dexyweescot's picture

no garlic??

lnr1973's picture

Where's the link to the Multi mince?

dexyweescot's picture

i would love to try it lol

Richb437's picture
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Fantastic :)

ivancampo83's picture
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Bland......... Made the mistake of making this the second time.

ruby_may98's picture
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The whole family loved it. Swapped mince for Quorn's mince- tasted just as good. Would recommend.

jaynelearningtocook's picture
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This is a fabulous recipe and the whole family eat it including my fussy 8 year old. Now a regular meal, highly recommend.

shinobidef's picture
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I didn't blitz the ingredients as I don't have a blender and added a some additional red wine to that used in the multi-mince recipe and omitted the bacon, but turned out very tasty and was enjoyed by everyone. I've since become vegetarian so will try this will Quorn mince next time

beginnersue's picture
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Yummy! Loved the bacon and red wine gave an interesting flavour!

acolquitt's picture
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Very tasty.. probably the best spag bol I've tasted

sharongill99's picture

how much multi mince do u need for this reciepe???

ncaffrey's picture
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Really tasty. Made it using what was in the cupboard so swapped passata for the plum tomatoes and a red pepper for the carrot. Yummy! Highly recommend this recipe - will never use a bolognese jar sauce again.

alisonaitchy's picture
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I love it and the kids love it too!

djryry15's picture
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delicious!

bowen192's picture
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Amazing...much much better than any bought spag bol sauce.

shoebaker's picture
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Fantastic recipe, much better than any shop bought sauce i've tried. I added corgette and mushrooms too and abit of tomato puree, but other than that I didnt make any drastic alterations and I would definetly make it again.

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