Bacon Bolognese

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
A family spaghetti supper tailored for kids who don’t like mince – packed with vegetables and flavoured with pesto

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:12 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 694
  • fat 31g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 81g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 24g
  • salt 2.1g


  • 400g spaghetti
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, finely diced
  • 3 celery sticks, finely diced
  • 200g pack smoked bacon lardons
  • 190g jar sundried tomato pesto
  • 8-12 basil leaves, shredded (optional)


  1. Boil the spaghetti following pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Add the carrots, celery and bacon, and stir well. Cover the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins until the veg has softened.

  2. Tip in the pesto, warm through, then stir through the drained spaghetti with the basil, if using.

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