• Serves 6
  • 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 15 Ingredients


A hearty pasta sauce that I am very proud of and is a family favorite.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 medium Carrot, grated
  • 1 medium Zucchini, grated
  • 1 medium Onion, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 1kg Beef mince
  • 3 TBS Tomato paste
  • 2 Cans Crushed tomatoes
  • 820g can Tomato soup
  • 1/4 cup Red wine
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • 250ml Beef stock
  • Italian herbs
  • Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • salt & pepper
  • oil


  1. Add some oil to the pan, then the onions and garlic, and sauté for a few minutes until translucent
  2. Add the mince in and cook for a few minutes until almost completely cooked through – then add in the carrot and zucchini. Cook for a further few minutes
  3. Add in the crushed tomatoes, paste, wine, herbs, stock, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and salt & pepper. Stir until combined then simmer for 30-40 minutes over the low heat.
  4. Serve!


I make this and freeze in individual bags for hassle free dinners as I just pull a bag out of the freezer, heat it up, and cook the pasta and it's good to go! Can be made in the slow cooker. I put it on low for 6 hours

  • I used to love hiding fruit and vegetables in my cooking when the boys were younger. Spaghetti was the best for boiling cauliflower and mashing it up in the meat.


  • Great way to give vegetables in the diet.


  • I make it the same way but don’t add Worcestershire sauce but it gives it a lovely taste I reckon will have to try it


  • Great way to get vegies into the little ones !


  • I love the zucchini and carrot hidden in there also the sugar would be perfect for the added sweetness to make it a tasty dinner fir the whole family to enjoy.


  • Spag bol is a perfect dish to hide vegies in!


  • We also put diced celery and eggplant (without the skin so you can’t see it) in our bolognese. The kids love it!!


  • A great way to incorporate more veggies into weekly meals – pasta is a firm favourite here!


  • This recipe is a long time favourite of mine. Such an easy way to get veggies into kids diets. You can even serve on zucchini noodles instead of pasta ones


  • Looks incredibly lovely and hearty, cheers.


  • I was always looking for ways to include vegies and pasta sauces are the easiest. I include grated carrot, zucchini, and sometimes pumpkin or sweet potato.


  • A delicious looking pasta dish – love the vegetables and the extras.


  • A lovely addition of vegetables there. You know what I like to add to my bolognese sauce? Peas. :-)

    • I love peas and add them to my pasta too. Peas and corn! :)

      • I’ve never tried with corn! You made me curious!!

      • Corn kernels give pasta sauces and pasta dishes a little sweetness – delicious. :)


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