• Makes 4
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients

A simple bolognese I cook up to sneak some veggies into one of my children who is very fussy. The sweet taste of the potato encourages her to eat up.

Ingredients (makes 4 Bowls)

  • 300ml Bolognese Sauce (store bought or homemade)
  • 500 grams Mince
  • 2 Cups Very Finely Grated Sweet Potato
  • 1 Cup Very Finely Grated Carrot
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic (optional)
  • 3 Cups Cooked Pasta
  • 1 Cup Tasty Cheese (optional)


  1. In a pan with a dash of oil cook your garlic for 20 seconds. Add your sweet potato and carrot and cook while stirring for a few minutes allowing the garlic to permeate the vegetables. Once cooked they will be nice and soft for little mouths to eat.
  2. Add your mince and mix the grated veggies through and seal the meat. Once sealed add your bolognese sauce. Simmer for a further 25 minutes. During this time you need to cook your pasta.
  3. Add bolognese sauce to pasta and top with parmesan or tasty cheese.

  • great way to get the veges eaten by the kids. nice recipe.


  • Bolognese is certainly a great dish to hide veggies in.


  • Love the idea of hiding the veggies, as it is not just the little children but the big ones too. My DIL is Italian and she has never heard of veggies in bolognese sauce. I was brought up on this and so were my children.


  • I like the added bonus of the sweet potato.


  • I love it that you can hide so many veggies in Bolognese sauce and the variations are endless !


  • Simple but easy and the addition of vegetables is a bonus.


  • How odd is it that almost all kids love pasta meals like this.


  • Looks delicious, my boys would love it.


  • A lovely bolognese recipe – love getting lots of veggies into my bolognese sauce.


  • Great recipe,l love a bolognese pasta in Winter! Thanks.

    • I love bolognese in Winter too – a big bowl is so very satisfying.


  • Adding vegetables to a bolognaise sauce is indeed the perfect way to add extra nutrition to a great dish! I love adding mushrooms and capsicums too!!


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