spaghetti bolognese

Skinny Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe <sub>457&nbsp;calories per serving</sub>

From wlr's book Build-Your-Own Delish Diet Plan

A quick and easy skinny version of a classic spag bol made with 3 portions of your 5-a-day! Serve with a crisp green salad or garlic bread if you have the calories spare. If there's any left over, why not freeze it for lunch!

  • Recipe makes: 4 servings
  • Prep time:
    10 mins
  • Cook time: 50 mins
  • Calories: 457
    per serving


  • 1 onion
  • 200g mushrooms
  • 3 sticks celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 sprays olive oil
  • 300g extra lean minced beef
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 300g dry spaghetti

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  1. Chop the onion and mushrooms, finely chop the celery and carrot, crush the garlic.
  2. Spray the base of a large non-stick pan that has a lid with the oil. Add the mince and fry for 5 minutes, stirring to break up.
  3. Add the chopped vegetables and cook, stirring frequently for another 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato puree, and herbs.
  5. Cover the pan and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve with spaghetti cooked according to pack instructions/your taste.
  7. This sauce gets even better if eaten the next day (refrigerate overnight), and is great for the freezer.

If you have calories to spare, sprinkle with fresh, finely grated parmesan for 12 cals per teaspoon (3g).

Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)457
Carbohydrate (g)65.3
Fat (g)9.2
Protein (g)28.8
Fibre (g)5.2
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg3.4

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