Speedy Spaghetti Bolognese

Speedy Spaghetti Bolognese

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Prep Time

20 min



Use within

3-4 days

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

Prep Time

20 min



Use within

3-4 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
200g linguine †
British beef mince 2
300g British beef mince
Q brown sauce
20g brown sauce †
1 brown onion
40g mature cheddar †
10g basil
1 tbsp tomato paste †
80g chestnut mushrooms
3 garlic cloves
1 carrot
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • linguine<span class="strong">†</span>
  • British beef mince
  • brown sauce<span class="strong">†</span>
  • brown onion
  • mature cheddar<span class="strong">†</span>
  • basil
  • tomato paste<span class="strong">†</span>
  • chestnut mushrooms
  • garlic clove
  • carrot
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 737 kJ
175 kcal
3591 kJ
855 kcal
of which saturates
3.3 g
1.5 g
16.3 g
7.4 g
of which sugars
19.4 g
3.2 g
94.5 g
15.6 g
Fibre 0.8 g 4 g
Protein 10.7 g 51.9 g
Salt 0.22 g 1.06 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
Durum wheat semolina, water
British beef mince
brown sauce
Tomato puree, raw cane sugar, cider vinegar, soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, wheat flour), onions dates, tamarind paste, garlic, chillies, sea salt, concentrated lemon juice
brown onion
mature cheddar
Pasteurised Cow's Milk, Salt, Starter Culture, Vegetarian Rennet
tomato paste
chestnut mushrooms
garlic clove
  • Allergens highlighted by † (wheat-gluten, cereals containing gluten, soybean, milk, sulphites)

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 to 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 it 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 ragu-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 cheese and basil mixture and a drizzle of olive oil 


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