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Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

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Prep Time

35 min



When it comes to family comfort food favourites, it's hard to beat spag bol. For our deliciously simple version of the classic, you'll caramelise onion and carrot, before adding British beef mince and tomato. Serve up your richly flavoured ragù with spaghetti and plenty of grated cheese. Bolognese brilliance!

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
can of chopped tomatoes 1
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 red onion
2 garlic cloves
1 carrot
beef stock cube (new5/18)
1/2 beef stock cube †
15ml soy sauce †
190g quick cook spaghetti
190g spaghetti †
British beef mince 2
250g British beef mince
15ml Henderson's Relish
40g cheddar cheese †
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 Knorr beef stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • Spaghetti (190g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g British beef mince
  • 1 Henderson's Relish (15ml)
  • 20g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 610 kJ
145 kcal
3310 kJ
787 kcal
of which saturates
5 g
2.5 g
27.2 g
13.5 g
of which sugars
15.8 g
2.7 g
85.6 g
14.7 g
Fibre 1.4 g 7.8 g
Protein 8.6 g 46.7 g
Salt 0.84 g 4.58 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
chopped tomatoes 99.8%, salt
1 red onion
red onion
1 garlic clove
1 carrot
1 Knorr beef stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, sugar, beef extract (4%), yeast extract, flavourings, onion powder, caramel syrup, maltodextrin, parsley, carrots, spices (parsley roots, CELERY seeds).
1 soy sauce sachet (15ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
Spaghetti (190g)
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
1 Henderson's Relish (15ml)
water, spirit vinegar, sugar, colour: caramel, sugar syrup, salt, tamarinds, acetic acid: acid, cayenne pepper, cloves, sweetener: saccharin, garlic oil
20g cheddar cheese
Pasteurised cows milk, salt, vegetarian rennet, starter culture.
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, gluten, soya, milk)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Peel and finely dice the red onion[s]

Top, tail, peel and finely dice the carrot[s]


2 Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Boil a kettle

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the chopped onioncarrot and garlic and cook for 6-8 min or until beginning to caramelise


3 Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Meanwhile, add the spaghetti to a pot of boiled water with a pinch of salt, bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for 8-10 min or until cooked with a slight bite

Once cooked, drain and reserve a cup of the starchy cooking water 

4 Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Once the vegetables have softened, add the beef mince and cook for 4-5 min further or until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go 



5 Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Once the beef mince has browned, add the Henderson's Relish, 1/2 [1] beef stock cube and soy sauce and cook for 1-2 min


6 Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 12-15 min or until the liquid is reduced by half and the sauce has thickened – this is your bolognese sauce 

Meanwhile, grate the cheddar cheese

7 Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Once done, stir the drained spaghetti through the bolognese sauce

Give everything a good mix up until the sauce has coated all of the spaghetti – this is your classic spaghetti bolognese

Tip: add a splash of the starchy pasta water if it's looking a little dry


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Serve the classic spaghetti bolognese 

Garnish with the grated cheddar and a good grind of black pepper


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