Beef Bolognese with Wholewheat Spaghetti


Want a simple beef bolognese recipe that is rich in vitamin A? This super simple beef bolognese is packed with vitamin A-rich carrots. Enjoy with wholewheat spaghetti and extra vegetables for a nutrient-dense, balanced meal.

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Nutrition Highlights of  Beef Bolognese

Vitamin A: This beef bolognese recipe is rich in vitamin A – thanks to the carrots. With the side of steamed carrots, this recipe provides an amazing 269% of the RI of vitamin A

Fibre: Wholewheat spaghetti, carrots, and green beans are excellent sources of fibre. This recipe provides 69% of the RDI. You will stay satisfied until your next meal – guaranteed!

Vitamin B12: Beef is an excellent source of vitamin B12. Unfortunately, many people struggle to meet the RDI of vitamin B12, which is crucial for the proper functioning of your red blood cells and the nervous system. This recipe provides 103% of your RDI.

Protein: Providing 40g per serving, this recipe is an excellent source of quality protein. Protein is crucial for muscle repair, production of hormones and antibodies, and maintaining healthy skin and nails.

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Beef Bolognese with Wholewheat Spaghetti

  • Author: Somi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1 1x
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner


Super simple beef bolognese recipe – perfect for a lunch or dinner with whole wheat spaghetti.



  • 125g lean beef mince
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 75g cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 87g chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence
  • 80g farmhouse mixed vegetables
  • 80g carrots, steamed
  • 80g green beans, steamed
  • 30g Whole wheat spaghetti cooked according to package instructions
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  • Heat a teaspoon of olive in a medium pan. Fry shallots for one minute until soft then add the beef mince and fry until browned on all sides.
  • Add garlic, tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, paprika, herbs de Provence, and mushrooms. Fry for 3-5 minutes then add a splash of water, the vegetable stock cube and balsamic vinegar.
  • Bring to the boil then turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper if needed then take the pan off the heat.
  • Serve the sauce over wholewheat spaghetti with the side of steamed vegetables. Garnish with fresh parsley and extra black pepper if you desire.
  • Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: Serves 1
  • Calories: 407
  • Sodium: 673mg
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 17.2g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Cholesterol: 46mg

Keywords: Beef, Bolognese, Vitamin A

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