Veggie Bolognese

This simple spag bol with a difference is perfect for kids to help cook

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 582
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 87g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 10g
  • protein 33g
  • salt 1.92g


  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 200g mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock concentrate, I used Knorr Touch of Taste
  • 350g pack Quorn mince
  • 400g spaghetti
  • parmesan cheese, to serve


  1. Peel the carrot and cut into small dice. Halve and peel the onion, then finely chop. Thickly slice the mushrooms.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and carrots and cook over the heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 mins until the onion is soft. Add the mushrooms and stir-fry for a few mins more.

  3. Tip the tomatoes into the pan with half a can of water, the herbs, ketchup and stock, then stir well to make a sauce.

  4. Stir the Quorn into the sauce, season with salt and pepper, then cover and simmer for 12 mins until the vegetables are cooked and the mixture is saucy rather than wet.

  5. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the spaghetti and boil according to pack instructions – usually about 9-10 mins – until just tender.

  6. Drain the spaghetti and pile into 4 bowls. Spoon the sauce on top, then generously grate over the cheese. Serve with crusty or garlic bread and a salad.

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