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Holiday Cooking Guide: Simple Spaghetti Bolognese

When on holiday, creating a Bolognese early into your trip is a prudent move. This dish is filling, uses few utensils, is healthy, can be quickly reheated and portion sizes are easily scalable.

Ladram have put together a super simple spaghetti Bolognese recipe to get you started.

Simple Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe


1 hour cooking time  Clock icon for cooking Serves 4  cooking for people 4
Vegetarian adaptable   vegetarian-icon  Simple to make  Scale for ease of cooking



  • 400g minced beef (V. use Quorn)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 100g carrot (grated)
  • 2 x tins chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 400ml stock (x1 stock cube)
  • 400g dried spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Parmesan (grated)

Preparation Instructions

  1. Over a medium heat place a large saucepan.
  2. Add a tbsp of olive oil, (once hot) add beef, salt & pepper.
  3. Cook the mince until it browns before removing from heat and setting aside in a bowl.
  4. Add another tablespoon of oil to the same pan (medium heat), add onions, salt & pepper – fry for about 5 mins until soft.
  5. Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 mins before adding the grated carrot and mince into the pan.
  6. Add all the tomatoes (stir well), add stock and bring pan to a simmer before reducing the temperature. Simmer for 45 mins until the sauce has reduced.
  7. When ready to cook the spaghetti, bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook to the packet’s instructions.
  8. Once cooked, drain and add spaghetti to the pan with the Bolognese. Mix well before serving.
  9. Add grated Parmesan.


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