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Speedy Linguine Bolognese

Speedy Linguine Bolognese

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Prep Time

20 min



Whether you call it a rapid ragù, a brisk bolognese or a prompt pasta, one thing's for sure, this linguine is superbly speedy! We've quickened the cooking process by not peeling the carrot (remember to wash first!) & crumbling the mushrooms right into the pan. For when you need comfort – and you need it now!

Prep Time

20 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 brown onion
80g chestnut mushrooms
3 garlic cloves
basil 3.18
10g basil
tomato paste 3.18
1 tbsp tomato paste †
40g mature cheddar †
Q brown sauce
20g brown sauce †
British beef mince 2
250g British beef mince
1 carrot
190g linguine †
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 80g chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g basil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 pot of brown sauce (20g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g British beef mince
  • 1 carrot
  • 190g linguine<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 816 kJ
195 kcal
3224 kJ
769 kcal
of which saturates
3.9 g
2 g
15.4 g
7.9 g
of which sugars
20.7 g
3.3 g
81.6 g
13.1 g
Fibre 1.1 g 4.3 g
Protein 11.3 g 44.8 g
Salt 0.25 g 0.99 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 brown onion
brown onion
80g chestnut mushrooms
1 garlic clove
10g basil
basil (100%)
1 tbsp tomato paste
tomatoes (sulphites)
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
1 pot of brown sauce (20g)
tomato puree, raw cane sugar, cider vinegar, soy sauce (water, soy beans, salt, wheat flour (gluten)), onions dates, tamarind paste, garlic, chillies, sea salt, concentrated lemon juice
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
1 carrot
190g linguine
semolina of durum wheat (gluten), water
  • Allergens highlighted by † (sulphites, milk, gluten, soya)

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 Speedy Spaghetti Bolognese

Boil a kettle

Peel and finely dice the brown onion[s]

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

Once hot, add the onion with a large pinch of salt

2 Speedy Spaghetti Bolognese

Meanwhile, wash then grate the carrot[s] directly into the pan with the onions

Tear (or crumble) the chestnut mushrooms into the pan

Peel and grate the garlic directly into the pan

Cook for 5 min or until everything is starting to soften 

Tip: crumbling the mushrooms adds texture and saves time!

3 Speedy Spaghetti Bolognese

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted boiled water to the boil over a high heat

Add the linguine and cook for 8-10 min or until cooked through but with a slight bite

Once cooked, reserve approx. 175ml [250ml] starchy pasta water, then drain and return the pasta to the pot

4 Speedy Spaghetti Bolognese

Meanwhile, add the beef mince to the softened vegetables and cook for a further 5 min or until the beef has browned 

Season with 1 tsp [2 tsp] of both salt and sugar 

5 Speedy Spaghetti Bolognese

Meanwhile, stir the brown sauce and tomato paste into the reserved starchy pasta water with a large pinch of both salt and sugar

Stir to dissolve – this is your stock

Tip: pasta water is full of starch which helps your sauce stick to the linguine

6 Speedy Spaghetti Bolognese

Stir the stock into the beef, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the sauce has a ragù-like consistency (approx. 3-6 min)

Once done, stir in the drained linguine

Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper if needed

7 Speedy Spaghetti Bolognese

Meanwhile, chop the basil finely, including the stalks

Grate the cheddar cheese

Mix the chopped basil and grated cheese together on your chopping board


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Serve the linguine in bowls and garnish with the grated cheese and basil mixture and a drizzle of olive oil 


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