easy spaghetti bolongese
Member recipe

easy spaghetti bolongese

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 ratings)

Member recipe by


Serves 6

An easy meal to make that will quickly become a family favourite!

This recipe has been submitted by the Good Food community. Sign in or create a My Good Food account to upload your own recipe creations. Please note that all recipes will be moderated but they are not tested in the Good Food kitchen.
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • for the Bolognese
  • 1/2 kg of minced beef (you can use chicken or lamb mince)
  • 750 ml beef stock (or two stock cubes, with 750 ml water)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 300 g mushroooms
  • 400 g tomatos
  • 400 g tomato paste
  • 100 g pitted black olives
  • 1 tsp oregano (or mixed dried herbs)
  • For the pasta
  • 300 g spaghetti pasta (any preferred brand)
  • pinch of salt
  • For the garnish (optional)
  • handful of grated parmesan


    1. Chop the onion into small pieces and crush the garlic. Heat the oil in a large fry pan or wok and cook the onion and garlic until softened but not browned (about 3-5 minutes). Add the minced beef and allow to cook for 20 munites, or until browned all over, making sure that there is no liquid left over from the mince. Add a dash of oil if needed.
    2. Chop the tomatoes and mushrooms into cubes and add to the mince. Also add stock and tomato paste. Cover partially and simmer for 35 - 45 minutes. Add a little water if the sauce becomes too thick during this time.
    3. Fill a large sauce pan halfway with water and bring to the boil. Add the pasta and salt and cook according to pack instructions. Once cooked, drain the pasta in a colander and place in a serving dish, creating a "nest" with the pasta.
    4. Add the olives and oregano into the bolognese and season to taste. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Once cooked, place the bolognese in the middle of the pasta "nest" and garnish with parmesan.

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
8th Jan, 2009
Wow. This is fantastic. Thank u manghi. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this simple and gr8 recipe!
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.