So-simple spaghetti Bolognese

So-simple spaghetti Bolognese

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Make a delicious spag-bol in less than half an hour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal608
  • fat14g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs82g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre4g
  • protein43g
  • salt0.82g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 small carrot, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 400g can plum tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • ½ bunch basil, plus extra leaves, to serve
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • ½ recipe Multi mince
  • 400g spaghetti or other long pasta
  • 25g toasted breadcrumbs

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.

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ivancampo83
20th May, 2013
2.05
Bland......... Made the mistake of making this the second time.
ruby_may98
20th Sep, 2012
5.05
The whole family loved it. Swapped mince for Quorn's mince- tasted just as good. Would recommend.
jaynelearningtocook
3rd Sep, 2012
5.05
This is a fabulous recipe and the whole family eat it including my fussy 8 year old. Now a regular meal, highly recommend.
shinobidef
29th May, 2012
5.05
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
25th Jan, 2012
5.05
Yummy! Loved the bacon and red wine gave an interesting flavour!
acolquitt
14th Dec, 2011
5.05
Very tasty.. probably the best spag bol I've tasted
sharongill99
6th Nov, 2011
how much multi mince do u need for this reciepe???
ncaffrey
12th Sep, 2011
5.05
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
27th Jul, 2011
5.05
I love it and the kids love it too!
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djryry15
9th Jun, 2011
5.05
delicious!

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