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Healthy, Kid Friendly Spaghetti Bolognese (Hidden Veg)



4 portion(s)


  • 150 g Parmasen Block, Rind Off


  • 2 Carrots medium, Roughly chopped
  • 2 zucchini medium, Roughly chopped
  • 150 g mushrooms, Cut in half
  • 1 brown onion, Cut in half
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves - Peeled, Depends on strength desired
  • 10 g olive oil
  • 500 g Beef mince
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 400 g Crushed or diced tomatoes, Or 1 tin
  • 150 g tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons Bbq sauce
  • 1 tablespoon beef stock paste, If available
  • 1-2 tablespoons Vegetable Stock Paste (TMX), Use 2 if no meat stock paste added
  • 1 tablespoon dried mixed Italian herbs, Use small handful fresh basil and oregano if available.
  • pinch salt & peper to taste


  • 300 g dried spaghetti or pasta of choice
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Add roughly chopped Parmesan cheese to Closed lid (rind removed), add lid with MC. 8-10 sec/speed 7.

    2. Set aside.

    3. Rinse bowl, clean and dry.

  2. Sauce
  3. 1. Add carrots, zucchini, mushrooms to Closed lid. Chop 7sec/speed 5. Empty into bowl and set aside. Rinse Closed lid. Repeat if you want vegetables finer.

    2. Add onion and garlic, chop 5 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides, repeat if finer onion desired. Add 5-10g oil (depends on moisture of onions) sauté 4 min/120/speed 2.

    3. Add mince and bay leaves, use spatula to break up any big pieces. Sauté 8 min/120/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 2, MC on

    4. Prepare water in pot for pasta.

    5. Add all remaining sauce ingredients and veggies prepared in step 1. into Closed lid. Place lid and MC. Cook 15 mins/120/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1. Use spatula to help mix ingredients as required. 

    7. Place pasta in pot and cook as per packet instructions.

    8. If still too liquidity for your liking, cook a further 5 mins/120/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1.

    9. Place pasta in Thermoserver and pasta sauce on top. Carefully remove bay leaves whilst pouring sauce.

    10. Serve with Parmesan as desired.


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Mixture can be used to make lasagne.

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