Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

This recipe works in combination with: Cottage Pie. This recipe features in these meal plans: Frugal Favourites 3.

An easy-to-make version of this famous Italian dish.


  • 125g of minced beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 closed cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 200g of value tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 90g of spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 40ml vegetable stock, prepared according to the packet instructions
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp grated Parmesan (optional)
  • Serves: 1
  • Course: Main Course
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 30 mins
  • Price per person: £1.37
  • Store cupboard: Basic
  • Calories per serving: 774
  • 5-a-day per serving: 2.1
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  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Stir in the mushrooms and minced beef and fry for 5 minutes, or until the beef is browned.
  2. Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, stock and dried mixed herbs. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Add a little water if the bolognese sauce becomes dry. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
  4. To serve, season the bolognese sauce and spoon over the cooked spaghetti. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

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