Spag Bol – Hidden Veg


June 13, 2018

Spag Bol – Hidden Veg 5 0 5 1

All the great taste of your favourite spaghetti bolognaise ... but with the goodness of stacks of hidden vegetables!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • 10 mins

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 5-6 adult servings


1 large pack of prime beef mince

1 large onion thinly sliced or diced

A few rings of leek (not a must, needed to use it up!)

Quarter (or more) of pumpkin diced up small

Cauliflower (as much as you want!)

1 tin of crushed tomatoes - basil & oregnano flavoured

1Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbsp tomato sauce or 1Tbsp tomato paste

1Tbsp crushed garlic

Light sprinkle of beef stock powder

Pinch of Inspiration Meat Rub - Nomad flavour (not a must!)

1 packet of Maggi Spag Bol mix

1/4 cup of water (it doesn’t seem like much but the mince creates liquid itself)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Can also add in grated carrots or anything else you wish, as grated anything is great in hidden veg dishes!

To serve

Sour cream


Spaghetti pasta


1Pop everything in the slow cooker except the sour cream, cheese and pasta, and turn on LOW (6-7 hours) or HIGH (4 hours)

2Once done, use a plastic potato masher (to avoid any damage to the bowl) to get rid of any mince lumps/pumpkin/cauliflower/tomatoes etc in your bolognaise. Turn off your slow cooker and stir through a decent sized spoon of sour cream.

3Cook your pasta in a pot of boiling water on the stove. Strain it then serve onto plates. Add your Spag Bol with hidden veg on top. Finish off with another dollop of sour cream and some grated cheese!

4My kiddo’s absolutely love this and don’t suspect a thing with the veges in it. It also freezes great!

Submitted by Cheyenne McManus


3 Reviews


October 20, 2018

Absolutely delicious spaghetti recipe, one of the best I’ve ever made, with the added bonus of lots of veg for the kids. The kids loved it as well and had no suspicion of the vegies hidden in it. Couldn’t find the Maggi spag bol mix but used a continental one instead, huge winner in our house.

I would use 1kg


July 5, 2018

How much is a large pack of meat?

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