Spaghetti Bolognaise Sauce

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December 23, 2014

Spaghetti Bolognaise Sauce 5 0 5 11
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 10 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 6-8


500g premium beef (hamburger) mince

1 x 500g jar tomato based spaghetti sauce

200g of canned tomato soup (no milk or water added just the soup concentrate)

2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

I onion fine diced

8 mushroom cups chopped roughly

1 large carrot grated

1 teaspoon of Italian Herbs

3 tbsp BBQ sauce

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


1Combine all ingredients and place in slow cooker.

2No need to pre brown the mince.

3Cook on low for approx 6hrs - large slow cookers may need less time

4Copes well with 'keep warm' setting after cooking time is complete 🙂

5Serve on cooked spaghetti and top with grated cheese.

6Enjoy 🙂

Submitted by Paulene Christie


33 Reviews


September 19, 2018

Cooked this tonight only thing i changed was adding some grated zucchini. Seriously thr best spag bol

Gina Garrod

July 29, 2018

This is the best spaghetti bolognaise I have eaten it is so tasty


June 5, 2018

Super-dooper yum! I used a pasta sauce with chilli & capsicum in its and then made it into a lasagne….. ‘best dinner ever’ as declared by my kids! This will be a weekly staple – super easy too! Thanks Pauline!


June 3, 2018

So easy Kids loved it I doubled the recipe so I gave another meal ready to go in the freezer.

Ranelle Carter

February 28, 2018

This was really good! I prepared the freezer dump bags and wondered how it would go as I do have a favorite stove top spaghetti sauce but this was great and super easy. Loved it


February 6, 2018

Made this last night & it was absolutely delicious, gonna be a regular in my house now, soooo tasty 🙂

Fiona MacKenzie

January 6, 2018

This is the best bolognese EVER it is now a firm fixture on our menu!
Thanks Paulene

Michelle if I cook it and I’m home I give it a stir now and then
The times I’ve not been home if I find any lumps towards the end my trick is to use a plastic potato masher and hey presto all the lumps are gone and fine mince remains 🙂

Michelle Vallance

December 5, 2017

QUESTION: I haven’t tried this yet and am concerned the mince will cook in clumps. From the reviews and comments here, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Has anyone had an issue with this?


September 5, 2017

I made that spaghetti last night and it was the best I’ve ever had. Thanks for sharing. As everyone was eating at different times I cooked the meat and sauce during the day in the slow cooker then just before dinner time, boiled up some pasta and then stirred it through the sauce. Turned it off and everyone served themselves as they got home. I did brown the meat first so I could drain off the fat and I also browned the onion and garlic too. I added a dash of chilli sauce. This will be the only way I will ever cook spaghetti from now on.

I use either or 🙂

Rosemary Stuart

August 17, 2017

Is it concentrated tomato soup you use or just regular?

Donna-Maree Carroll

August 13, 2017

We loved this bolognaise, so much so that I’ve been asked to give part of the leftovers to another family member so they can taste how good it is. For years we’ve made the same old sauce but not anymore! Thanks.

Pasta can be added to the bol sauce in the last 30-40 mins but beware it will absorb a lot of the liquid from the recipe 🙂


July 28, 2017

QUESTION: Can you add raw pasta in to cook in the sauce later in the cooking process, or is there not really enough liquid for it to cook well? I love 1 pot meals, and would save cooking the pasta separately.

I use regular minced beef


July 1, 2017

Which mince is best for this recipe? Thanks

maureen quinn

June 30, 2017

I do this quite often and i throw in pasta shells (ready cooked) at the end 🙂


June 29, 2017

I made this recipe exactly how it was written, but left the bbq sauce out as I’m not a fan, but omg this was one of the best spag bol I’ve ever made! Didn’t brown the mince, just broke it up with my fingers and gave it all a good stir, and about 5 and a half hours later it was all broken up throughout the sauce… best way to do spaghetti!

Kelly Jarvis

June 16, 2017

Made this today and added pumpkin and celery. Very nice! 🙂

WOW thank you!!! 🙂

Julie G

June 12, 2017

Oh my goodness!! This is the most delicious spaghetti bolgnaise I’ve ever eaten! Beautiful and rich sauce and so simple to make. My husband questioned why I would cook it in the slow cooker as “it doesn’t take long in the frypan” but he definitely approved as he went back for seconds. It also goes further than just the frypan with a jar of sauce – we had half tonight and the other half I’ve frozen. I will never use another spag bolg recipient again.

I give it a good mix at the start and occasionally as I pass by 🙂


May 28, 2017

Do I need to break up the mince first or does it fall apart whilst cooking?

Marz Bar

May 18, 2017

Going to give this a try this week looks great will hide mushrooms i am master of that kids not a fan when they know they go in thanks looks great cant wait

Further to our discussion on the FB group and my tips there …. yes the more fattier a meat is the better the slow cooked result also 🙂


March 31, 2017

I made this for dinner tonight and I followed the recipe but it hasn’t turned out as well as I hope it would. The flavours were great but I’m wondering if the mince I used contributed to the texture. I used heart smart beef mince. Should I have used regular beef mince??

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 10, 2017

Whatever flavours you like. I like ones with mushroom and garlic but plain tomato based ones work fine too 🙂


February 9, 2017

What tomato based pasta sauce do you use?

Yes just use half then 🙂


August 14, 2016

So, just double checking quantities… I can only find tomato soup in cans that are like 420g. Do I just use half the can ?

Welcome 🙂


July 2, 2016

This is the best!!! Will be cooking my spaghetti bolognaise like this all the time now, soooooooo tasty 😛
Thanku Paulene 🙂

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