Slimming World’s spaghetti Bolognese recipe

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  • Slimming World
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 1 hr

Nutrition per portion

Calories 667 kCal 33%
Fat 12.7g 18%
  -  Saturates 4.4g 22%
Carbohydrates 84.7g 33%
  -  of which Sugars 16.7g 19%
Protein 58.9g 118%
Salt 2.42g 40%
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  • Slimming World's spaghetti Bolognese takes just 20 minutes to cook and serves four people.

    Slimming World’s spaghetti Bolognese has a low-calorie Bolognese sauce made using extra-lean mince and plenty of veg like carrots, celery, and button mushrooms. This delicious Slimming World pasta dish is rich in flavour, with a tangy tomato sauce infused with garlic, oregano, and a bay leaf. Best served with fresh pasta.


    • 500g Lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
    • 1 Onion, very finely chopped
    • 8 Rashers of back bacon (all visible fat removed), finely chopped
    • 4 Celery stalks, finely chopped
    • 2 Carrots, very finely diced
    • 4 Garlic cloves, crushed
    • 200g Button mushrooms, finely diced
    • 500ml Beef stock 400g can chopped plum tomatoes
    • 6 tbsp Tomato purée
    • 1 Bay leaf
    • 1 tsp Dried oregano
    • 375g Dried spaghetti
    • A handful of fresh oregano, to garnish


    • Place the mince in a large heavy-based pan with the onion, bacon, celery, carrots and garlic. Dry-fry over a medium heat, stirring from time to time, for 8-10 minutes to brown the mince and lightly colour the veg.

    • Add the mushrooms and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock, tomatoes, tomato purée, bay leaf and dried oregano. Season well, stir and bring to the boil, then simmer very gently for 30-40 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.

    • Increase the heat to medium and let the sauce bubble for a further 10 minutes, or until rich and thick. Stir regularly so it doesn’t stick.

    • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the pack instructions. Drain well and divide between warmed bowls. Top with the Bolognese (removing the bay leaf), garnish with the oregano and serve.

      Recipe courtesy of Slimming World

    Top tips for making Slimming World's spaghetti Bolognese

    Any leftovers of this spaghetti Bolognese can be frozen until needed. Leave to defrost in the fridge overnight before reheating thoroughly.

    If you don’t have spaghetti, you could opt for other pasta instead. Choose brown or wholewheat pasta over white as it's a much healthier option.

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