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Healthy spaghetti bolognaise recipe

This healthy spaghetti bolognaise is the usual family favourite with a healthy spin on it. More vegies and less fat but still packed full of flavour. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • canola spray
  • 500g extra lean minced beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic (jar)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 jar ready-made pasta sauce
  • 1 tin (400g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tsp Italian herb mix
  • 2 small zuchini, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved


In a frying pan, spray a light spray of canola oil and fry minced beef until browned.

Add garlic and onion and fry for 2 minutes.

Add tomato paste and fry for a further 2 minutes.

Add pasta sauce, mushrooms, carrot, zucchini and herb mix. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Stir through cherry tomatoes and parsley and serve on cooked wholemeal pasta with a light shave of parmesan cheese.


This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.