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


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.

Notes... *I use about 300g of pasta. My toddler loves getting to choose which pasta we use. *Serve sprinkled with parmesan.
  • that is how i used to make my spag bol normally though I hate carrot in spaghetti but I love capsicum in it’s place


  • I’ll have to try this out on my fussy grandkids who won’t eat their vegies, but they do like their spag bol though! Thanks!


  • What a really cool recipe. I am forever hiding vegies and this is another perfect meal for that.


  • love recipes with hidden veg, and this is the perfect dish to hide them all in – thanks for sharing your recipe :)


  • I love sneaking veggies into things like this, not only for my toddler, but my husband as well lol

    • Extra veg are good for everyone and the more the better.


  • I love to make pasta dishes with extra veg too – thanks for your recipe. :)


  • A great way to hide veggies somtimes in pasta sauces is to blend them thabks for sharing this recipe sounds great

    • My kids happily eat vegetables but I do make a lasagne that has spinach and mushrooms blended into the passata :)


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