Spiralized…. spagetti bolognese


Spagetti bolognese or Spagetti Med Köttfärssås is such a standard dinner in so many households across the world.  I don’t tend to eat gluten free pasta myself but I sometimes gives the kids Spelt Dinkel) pasta as a slightly better alternative.  Today I used my new Spiralizer that makes pasta likes spirals out of vegetables.  This time I used Courgette/Zucchini and post spiralizing I poured boiling water over them and let it sit for a 2 minutes before serving.  If you don’t have a spiralizer you can soon order one here!

Otherwise for my version of bolognese I tend to be very un Italian, but it is a great way to get vegetables into kids!


  • 500 grams of minced beef
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • half a courgette
  • a large carrot
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 1/2dl of red wine if you have some open… we tend to…
  • 1 tsp boullion powder
  • salt and pepper (about 1/2 tsp each)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Optional – chopped capers or chopped black olives… I do this finely and the kids don’t know and love it!
  1. head the oil and while it does
  2. chop all the vegetables – finely if you have picky kids
  3. cook all the vegetables until the onion is see through
  4. add the mince and born this
  5. add the rest of the ingredients
  6. stir once in a while whilst it is bubbling away for minimum 20 min but much more if you have the time. A hour or 4 later it would be even more tasty albeit keen an eye on the liquid levels.
  7. Serve with spiralized vegetables, on top of an avocado or some broccoli – raw carrots tend to work with the kids!

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