Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

easy spaghetti bolognese recipe

Cooking for 6 every night has taken a lot of the romance out of cooking for me but I do like to reinvent recipes so they are really easy and cheap.  Here’s my spaghetti bolognese recipe or spag bog as we call it in our family. This one is good for camping too because the soup comes in a can. It’s simple, easy and cheap, yet still yummy and the kids love it.


1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 onion (diced)

1 tablespoon coriander or oregano (dried)

1 tablespoon tomato paste

500 grams lean mince

1 can (425 grams) condensed tomato soup

Water (as required)

Spaghetti (cooked as per packet instructions)

Cream cheese, Parmesan cheese & Parsley for garnish (optional)


1. Heat oil in saucepan.

2. Add onion and cook for 1 min.

3. Add garlic and cook for 1 min.

4. Add mince and brown.

5. Add tomato paste and coriander and cook for 1 min.

6. Add condensed soup and simmer for 10 minutes. Add water if required.

7. Place cooked spaghetti in the bottom of a bowl.  Add bolognese sauce to top. Garnish with a dollop of cream cheese and a sprig of parsley.

8. Serve with salad or vegetables.

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The bolognese sauce is rich so only a little mince is require and it holds nicely to the pasta. If you have an easy spaghetti bolognese recipe variation, leave it in the comments below. I’d love to try it!

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    January 31, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I add grated carrot and grated zucchini (habit left over from the days of hiding vegetables!), substitute oregano, marjoram and basil from garden instead of coriander, and tin of crushed tomatoes rather than condensed soup. And my garnish is grated parmesan. Yum!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      January 31, 2011 at 9:32 am

      @BookChook, I sometimes grate carrot in there too. And it bulks it up so it goes further. LOVE parmesan cheese <3

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      February 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      I do this, too, with crushed tomatoes and grated veggies (carrot, zucchini, mushrooms usually). A good way to get some veggies into my fussy girls. Only problem is now they both refuse to eat meat! Hopefully just a fussy stage….

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    January 31, 2011 at 10:05 am

    This is so like my recipe – that I learnt from Mum of course! I use mixed dried herbs, and add grated carrot and chopped mushrooms or a small tin of campignons, sliced.

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      Kelly B
      January 31, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      @CraftyMummy, Oh, yes… a few sliced mushrooms never go astray. YUM! Thanks for sharing!

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    January 31, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    We are having spag bowl here tonight! mmm! One of my favourites – this recipe seems to be a lot like my mama’s! deeeelish.

    K xox

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    August 30, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Very nice recipe indeed.
    Here’s one you might like to have a go at also 🙂


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    November 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Nice recipe you have. Just looking at it, it looks delicious already. I really love spaghetti since i was a kid. It’s still my favorite until now. I will try your recipe this coming christmas.

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    January 27, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Thank you for the best spaghetti bolognese recipe. It was so delicious 🙂

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    March 16, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I made the recipe for myself, and being a pretty picky eater, my only suggestion is to use a bit less onion and about half of the recommended coriander. other than that it was a delicious and easy to follow recipe!

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      Kelly - Be A Fun Mum
      March 16, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Thanks for your feedback Nina. Great suggestions. This is a good one that you can adapt to your tastes like that!

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