spaghetti bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

spaghetti bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

This is a great batch cook meal; as you can freeze portions for bolognese at a later date, jazz it up with some cheese for a pasta bake or use it in a lasagne. 
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 694 kcal


  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 2 carrots⁣
  • 3 sticks celery⁣⁣
  • 1 brown onion⁣⁣
  • 1 pack white mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 pack smoked streaky bacon⁣⁣
  • 500 g beef mince⁣⁣
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes⁣⁣
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs⁣⁣
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree⁣⁣
  • 200 ml red wine
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes⁣⁣
  • 330 ml passata
  • 1 ham stock in 300ml water
  • 500 gram spaghetti


  • Prepare all vegetables by cutting up finely (carrot, celery, onion, mushrooms & garlic)
  • Add olive oil to pot and brown off beef mince & chopped bacon pieces with mixed herbs, salt & chilli flakes
  • Once browned, add in all the chopped vegetables & garlic – cook until softened
  • Add tomato purée & wine and simmer until wine has reduced
  • Add stock, tomato passata and chopped tomatoes – stir, place lid on the pot and simmer on low/medium for approx. 3 hours, stirring occasionally
  • Serve either on top of spaghetti or through it … and may the Italian gods be kind on your soul if you choose the former


Calories: 694kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 28gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 687mgPotassium: 1088mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 4044IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Batch Cooking, Family Friendly Meals
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