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Man Spag Bol

Dinners & Sides


ServesPrep. Time
130 mins

Spaghetti bolognese is one thing a man should master - it's easy, tasty, versatile and a guaranteed hit with the kids. so give the missus a night off and make this your go-to Dad dinner.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups chopped veggies ( choose from capsicum, mushrooms, carrot, zucchini)
  • 500g extra lean beef mince
  • 1 x 500g jar tomato pasta sauce (see smart tip)
  • 3 cups cooked wholemeal spaghetti, to serve
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, to serve


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and veggies and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-7 minutes or until softened. Crank the heat up to high, add the mince and cook until browned, about 5 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the pasta sauce and 1/3 cup water and give it a good stir. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until sauce is thick.
  3. Serve bolognese on the cooked spaghetti and top with a sprinkle of Parmesan.
  • SERVES - 4
  • PROTEIN - 39.5g
  • CARBS - 40.8g
  • SUGAR - 9.5g
  • FAT - 11.9g

Smart Tip

Not all pasta sauces are created equal; some are loaded with sugar and/or salt. Try to choose one with no more than 5 grams of sugar and 200 milligrams of sodium per 100 milliliters.