Vegetarian bolognese

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:1 hr
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make the most of Quorn mince for this easy veggie bolognese that’s low in fat and calories. Cook a large batch ahead and freeze for easy family dinners

Nutrient Unit
kcal 453
fat 10g
saturates 2g
carbs 62g
sugars 13g
fibre 11g
protein 24g
salt 1.1g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion , finely chopped
  • 2 carrots , very finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks , very finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  • 350g frozen Quorn mince
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 500ml passata
  • 1 good-quality vegetable stock cube
  • 100ml milk
  • small bunch basil , chopped
  • 600g cooked spaghetti or other pasta shape (about 250g dried)
  • vegetarian hard cheese , to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently fry the onion, carrots and celery until the onion is starting to soften. Stir in the garlic and the Quorn (there’s no need to defrost it) and fry for a couple of mins. Add the bay leaf, passata, vegetable stock cube and 200ml water, then bring everything to the boil.

  • STEP 2

Turn down the heat and simmer for 30 mins or until all the pieces of veg are tender and disappearing into the tomato sauce. Add the milk, then cover with a lid and cook for 10 mins. Season to taste. If the sauce is a bit thin, keep bubbling until it thickens. Stir through the basil. Serve with the spaghetti and grate the cheese over the top, if you like. Can be frozen into portions and reheated.

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