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Good-for-you bolognese

Good-for-you bolognese

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4 - 6

This delicious pasta sauce is packed with veg- but the kids will never guess

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal597
fat10g
saturates3g
carbs89g
sugars16g
fibre7g
protein43g
low insalt0.9g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the onion. Cook gently for a few mins, then add the carrots, courgettes and mushrooms and fry for 5 more mins. Stir in the garlic with 1 min to go.

  • STEP 2

    Tip in the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and 300ml boiling water, then season to taste. Bring to the boil, cover, then simmer for 15 mins until tender. Meanwhile, heat a non-stick pan and add the mince. Break it up with a wooden spatula and cook for 10 mins, stirring until browned all over.

  • STEP 3

    Add the basil leaves (reserve a few) to the veg sauce, then put a stick blender into the pan and blend until smooth. Pour the sauce and gravy granules into the mince, then stir to thicken. Cover and simmer for 15 mins.

  • STEP 4

    Meanwhile, boil the pasta. Reserve a small cup of the cooking water, then drain. Mix the spaghetti with the sauce and reserved water, then serve, topped with a few more basil leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2008

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