• Serves 6
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


It’s always great to have a recipe that gives you an excuse to sneak in extra vegetables.  Which is why I love this Spaghetti Bolognese with Extra Veg Recipe. It’s an easy midweek meal and also perfect to double batch and freeze or add into little pies or pastry parcels.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Onion, finely diced
  • 2 Carrots, grated
  • 2 Stalks Celery, finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp Minced garlic
  • 250g Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 Zucchini, grated
  • 500g Lean beef mince
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 800g Tinned diced tomatoes
  • Pasta, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over med/high heat.
  2. Cook the onion, carrot, celery and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the zucchini and mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the mince to the pan and brown for around 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. Pour in the Worcestershire sauce and tomatoes. Stir to combine. Simmer.
  5. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain pasta and serve into bowls. Top with meat mixture.


*I use about 300g of pasta. My toddler loves getting to choose which pasta we use. *Serve sprinkled with parmesan.

  • Can be. ade with just Veg only. try


  • A great way to incorporate veggies. Thank you for this great idea recipe.


  • So simple to make too.


  • Always love recipes like this that hide things, great for the big children who will not eat their veggies.


  • Love love love spag bol, one of my all time favourites. Thanks for sharing, will be trying your recipe.


  • Sweet potato is a great addition to spaghetti bolognese too, grated up, tgeyll never know how many veggies you’ve slipped in


  • This sounds just delicious and I like the added benefit of the extra veggies. Yum!


  • My pasta dishes are always filled with vegetables, so much so that it has more veggies then pasta


  • Fantastic recipe and love the extra veg.


  • Got to love the extra Veges to it


  • Your pasta dish looks so colourful and delicious!


  • One of our favourite meals, I often include grated zucchini, grated carrot, obviously tomatoes, but chick peas and baby spinach to get as much good stuff in my sauce as possible.


  • Yum, and who doesn’t need extra veg for the kids


  • OMG I love this recipe. Adding extra veges is a great idea


  • Looks delicious and easy to make after a long day. Was wondering what to make tomorrow.


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