Spaghetti Bolognese | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

When it comes to pasta, there is nothing that beats this classic Spaghetti Bolognese – whether you’re following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or Calorie Counting!

Spaghetti Bolognese | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Everyone has their own version, but this is ours. We’ve adapted it over the years, and more recently to include some extra veg.

Spaghetti Bolognese | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Not only does it bulk it out, making the meat go further (gotta love a thrifty meal!) but it’s also an excellent way of sneaking some extra speed food into your meal, and into your kids!

Spaghetti Bolognese | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

This Spaghetti Bolognese reheats really well, can be frozen, or turned into a totally different meal.

Spaghetti Bolognese | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Why not top it with mashed potato and carrot, top with some Healthy Extra A Parmesan cheese or mozzarella and have an Italian Cottage Pie? It’s one of our favourite leftover meals!

Spaghetti Bolognese | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Some of you love this Spaghetti Bolognese recipe!

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How many Syns are in this Spaghetti Bolognese?

This classic Italian recipe is Syn Free!

It’s also packed with a heap of hidden speed foods – you could add even more if you fancied!

Spaghetti Bolognese | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Spaghetti Bolognese recipe?

Pasta is a bit of a nemesis when it comes to Weight Watchers…but all is not lost!

You could replace the spaghetti with a vegetable version such as ‘courgetti” which would lower the Smart Points from 9 with standard pasta.

How many Calories are in this Spaghetti Bolognese?

You might think Italian food is high in calories, but not our Spaghetti Bolognese!

It has less than 400 calories per portion, and is packed full of flavour!

What do I need to make this Spaghetti Bolognese?

When making anything with spaghetti, a proper pasta pan is really useful. The pasta needs loads of space to move and cook properly rather than being crammed in a small pan!

You can get a suitable saucepan from most large supermarkets, or over on Amazon!

You can use your new pan to make this Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara!

Spaghetti Bolognese | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

How do I make this Spaghetti Bolognese?

Step 1

Spray a large saucepan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and brown the meat for 5 minutes. Add all of the veg and herbs and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Stir in the tomato purée and cook out for a couple of minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick and rich, and the meat tender.

Step 3

Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the cooking instructions.

Step 4

Serve immediately with spaghetti, or pasta with a sprinkle of Parmesan!

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Spaghetti Bolognese

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Portion 10 Minutes 40 Minutes

Calories

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350kcal 9

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

Zero

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Spray a large saucepan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and brown the meat for 5 minutes. Add all of the veg and herbs and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomato purée and cook out for a couple of minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick and rich, and the meat tender.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the cooking instructions.
  4. Serve immediately with spaghetti, or pasta with a sprinkle of Parmesan!

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!

RECIPE NOTES

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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42 Comments
    1. Hi Claire
      It really needs to be done on the hob so you can reduce it sufficiently for a rich, thick sauce. You won’t achieve the same result in the slow cooker. 🙂

  1. I made a batch of this recipe as part of my weekly food prep. It is one of the nicest Spag Bol recipes that I’ve ever tasted! So much flavour…gorgeous!

  2. Going to try this today. Might be a silly question but when it says 2 oxo cubes does that mean made in to stock? Or crumbled in? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lauren
      You just crumble the stock cubes straight into the mince mixture. We’d have given a volume of water to add if you’d needed to make them up as stock. 🙂

  3. I’ve made this lots of times for my family of 5 and we all love it. I’m going to make it this weekend for my mum and my 6 year old nephew. Is there a way of making this so that all of the veg is blended and hidden in the sauce?

    1. Hi Kelly
      I’m sure that you could cook off the vegetable/tomato part of this bolognese sauce and blend it before adding to the browned mince. Let us know how you get on!

  4. Made this using your recipe today. Well impressed, turned out perfectly ,a great consistency. I added a little bit of sugar to the tomatoes for my own preference. Another success using your website, have now tried quite a few and each one has been great. My husband not on SW always eats these recipes when I cook them. Thank you and well done on such good successful recipes.

    1. Hi Linda
      Thank you for your lovely comments, so glad you’re enjoying the recipes! It’s great to hear such positive feedback. 💕

    1. Hi Sally
      In step 2, once you’ve cooked out the tomato puree, it says ‘Add the remaining ingredients’ so this is where you add the passata. 🙂

  5. Hi Guys.

    Love this recipe! Does the calorie count you have provided include the spaghetti, or is that just for the bolognese?

    Many thanks xx

    1. Hi Mary
      The calorie count is for one serving of the ingredients as listed on the recipe card, so it will include the spaghetti. Hope that helps. 🙂

  6. After using Bolognese jar of sauce for all my food, I bit the bullet and made this version and I am so so glad I did. It was the tastiest Bolognese I have ever made.
    Thank you so much for making this recipe.
    10/10

    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Samantha! You don’t have to buy a jar again, this one is so tasty. 🙂
      Thanks for getting in touch.

    1. Hi Lorna
      That’s great! We absolutely encourage people to add extra spices to their recipes to suit their personal tastes! 🙂

  7. This is the first recipe I’ve made by yourselves, it definitely wont be the last! It was so tasty even my 8yr old son demolished his plate full. And better still he didn’t even realise it had carrots, leek or courgettes in! Winner winner. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. I have just started slimming world, i always cook my own meals and did not want that to change and this spaghetti bolognaise is the first i have cooked. Wow, it tastes amazing and syn free, bonus. I actually felt like i had eaten a good size, good tasting meal. I am going to cook loads of your recipes and i look forward to doing so. Thank you for so many great re ipes to choose from.

    1. Hi Sam
      Thanks so much for getting in touch, so pleased you’re enjoying the website. The spaghetti bolognese is a big favourite in our house, too!

  9. Hi , this is by far the tastiest, gorgeous spaghetti Bolognese. I make it quite often and my wife and l never tire of it. As you say, you can use so many speed veg, and it tastes just as yummy. Oh, and by the way, your low syn brownies are also a big hit with both of us. Thanks a lot. X

    1. Hi Tony
      So glad you enjoyed it! It’s such an easy one to make too, so much nicer than a jar! The brownies are a big hit in our house too!

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