- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4 - 6
This delicious pasta sauce is packed with veg- but the kids will never guess
- 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.