Healthy Spaghetti Bolognaise

Servings: 4 – 6 | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 40 mins | Total: 50 mins

A healthy Spaghetti Bolognaise packed with butter beans and other vegetables.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 400g beef mince
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 1/2 a red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 200g mushroom cups, sliced
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 200g butter beans (half a can)
  • 500ml pasta sauce
  • 400g crushed tomatoes (a can)
  • 500g packet of spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 3/4 cup red wine (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large fry pan. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes. Add mince and cook for 5 minutes or until browned.
  2. Add capsicum, mushroom, butter beans, pasta sauce, stock, crushed tomatoes and wine to fry pan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 – 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Boil a saucepan full of water, add 2 teaspoons of salt and cook spaghetti as per the packet instructions. Serve the bolognaise sauce on spaghetti and top with cheese.