Weight Loss

Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese can be a hearty and healthy meal.

One Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

This recipe is great for a weight loss diet as it helps you with portion control with the pasta and also has the addition of vegetables in the meal.

Healthy eating is about everyday choices.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves 6


  • 400g lean beef mince
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup button mushrooms finely diced
  • 2 large carrots grated
  • 1 400g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ cup of water or salt reduced stock
  • 1 handful of chopped parsley post cook
  • salt & pepper
  • oil spray
  • 35g dried pasta per person (try brown pasta for a change)
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan per person


  1. Spray a pan with oil and panfry the onion and garlic until soft.
  2. Add in your carrot and mushrooms and lightly panfry until the mushrooms leach their water.
  3. Add in the mince meat and cook until brown on the outside.
  4. Add in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste and water or stock and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for around 10-15 minutes (or until the liquid reduces back).
  5. Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.
  6. Stir through the parsley into the Bolognese sauce and serve with the pasta.
  7. Top with grated parmesan.

If you have additional sauce leftover, freeze it or refrigerate it for another meal.

320 calories per serve including the pasta.

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."