Pot of spaghetti bolognese topped with basil

Mince recipes

58 Recipes

There's more to mince than shepherd's pie. Take inspiration from Good Food's recipes using beef, pork, lamb, healthy turkey and veggie mince.

Next level spaghetti Bolognese


(21 ratings)

Ramp up your usual spaghetti Bolognese with this recipe which throws in a few unorthodox methods and ingredients to deliver the ultimate pasta dish
  • 4 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Classic lasagne


(179 ratings)

Prepare this easy lasagne ahead of time and save in the freezer, uncooked, for when you need it during a busy week. Then just bake for an extra 45 mins
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Chilli con carne recipe


(1918 ratings)

This great chilli recipe has to be one of the best dishes to serve to friends for a casual get-together. An easy sharing favourite that uses up storecupboard ingredients.
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Cottage pie


(649 ratings)

This great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

DIY kofta burgers


(49 ratings)

With these quick, easy and cheap koftas, there's no excuse for hitting the kebab van...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Spaghetti & meatballs


(172 ratings)

Get everyone to help rolling meatballs and you'll soon have one supper on the table and another in the freezer...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

No-fuss shepherd's pie


(395 ratings)

We've got some lovely twists on shepherd's pie on the site, but we were missing a definitive version of this classic family recipe - here it is!...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Chunky Bolognese soup with penne


(22 ratings)

This healthy, filling lunch provides a good balance of protein and carbs from lean steak mince and wholemeal pasta – ideal to aid muscle recovery after exercise...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Hob-to-table moussaka


(131 ratings)

Try this rich, hearty and quick variation on the classic family favourite
  • 30 mins
  • Easy



(162 ratings)

Pronounced ba-boor-tea, the national dish of South Africa is a delicious mixture of curried meat and fruit with a creamy golden topping, not dissimilar to moussaka
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Mediterranean turkey-stuffed peppers


(35 ratings)

This low-calorie dinner from Joe Wicks is 3 of your 5-a-day, rich in vit C and folate too. Filling the peppers with low-fat turkey breast mince keeps it lean
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Lamb keema shepherd's pie


(22 ratings)

Give this classic dish a makeover with a touch of spice. We've kept it mild, but you can boost the heat with added curry powder or fresh chilli, if you like...
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Italian meatloaf


(103 ratings)

This great-value supper is delicious served with jacket potatoes, green beans and gravy
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Slow cooker lasagne


(23 ratings)

Slow cook your next lasagne for extra tender mince – and this version is low-fat and low-calorie. A healthy family meal to give you comfort on cold nights...
  • 4 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Rich ragu


(32 ratings)

A rich, versatile meat sauce: serve it Bolognese-style with spaghetti or use it as a base for lasagne or moussaka
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Pork & pepper meatballs on parsnip mash


(5 ratings)

The ultimate comfort food: sweet red pepper mixed into these meatballs add depth of flavour and parsnip mash is a great twist on your usual spuds
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Easy turkey burgers


(54 ratings)

These easy, healthy turkey burgers are perfect for feeding the whole family, kids included. Our tasty burgers are great for summer entertaining
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Next level cottage pie


(8 ratings)

We've taken the humble cottage pie to the next level by giving it defined layers, fluffier mash and a rarebit topping with extra gravy for serving...
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort

Pistachio lamb koftas with apricot relish


(8 ratings)

These budget-friendly, Middle Eastern-inspired lamb meatballs make a simple yet tasty supper, served with fruity chutney and crisp wholemeal pittas
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Fried stuffed cucumbers


(4 ratings)

Inspired by Fujian cuisine, these fried cucumbers stuffed with beautifully seasoned pork mince are a tasty way to one of your five-a-day
  • 55 mins
  • More effort

Thai green pork lettuce cups


(18 ratings)

A healthy, quick and simple midweek meal with fragrant Thai flavours, pork and fresh herbs
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Vegetarian bolognese


(29 ratings)

Make the most of Quorn mince for this easy veggie bolognese that's low in fat and calories. Cook a large batch ahead and freeze for easy family dinners...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian


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