Pasta Bolognese 7 Sneaky Veggies

Pasta Bolognese with Sneaky Veggies

Pasta Bolognese with Sneaky Veggies is a fantastic way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet while still enjoying the classic flavours of this beloved Italian dish. By finely chopping or pureeing vegetables and adding them to the rich and savoury Bolognese sauce, you not only boost the nutritional value of the meal but also enhance its taste and texture. This recipe is perfect for families with picky eaters or anyone looking to add more veggies to their plate without sacrificing flavour. With its hearty sauce and tender pasta, this dish is sure to become a go-to favourite for busy weeknights or cozy weekends.

Pasta Bolognese 7 Sneaky Veggies

Recipe by Subhajit KharaCourse: Food u0026amp; Recipes
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 carrots, finely chopped or grated

  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped

  • 1 zucchini, finely chopped or grated

  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound ground beef (or a combination of beef and pork)

  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes

  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

  • 1 cup beef or vegetable broth

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound pasta (such as spaghetti or fettuccine)

  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving

  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  • Sauté Vegetables: In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, and red bell pepper to the skillet. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add Garlic and Meat: Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Then, add the ground beef to the skillet. Cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until it is browned and cooked through.
  • Prepare Sauce: Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, beef or vegetable broth, dried oregano, and dried basil. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Bring the sauce to a simmer.
  • Simmer: Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer, uncovered, for about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens and the flavors meld together. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Cook Pasta: While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine Pasta and Sauce: Once the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency, add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the Bolognese sauce. Toss well to coat the pasta evenly with the sauce.
  • Serve: Transfer the Pasta Bolognese with Sneaky Veggies to serving plates or a large serving dish. Sprinkle-grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley over the top. Serve hot and enjoy this nutritious and delicious twist on a classic favourite!