thermomix spaghetti bololgnese I’m re-doing an old spaghetti Bolognese recipe that I added a few years ago because, well, it’s spag bol, and it’s delicious and it needs some more attention.

Spag Bol is a little sentimental for me as it was the first dish that Mr D ever cooked me.  We weren’t even dating back then either.  I was all broken hearted after just coming out of a messy break-up and he emailed me out of the blue just saying “Hey, I heard things with J didn’t work out.  Do you fancy coming over for a Spag Bol and you tell me all about what bastards men are!’  Without even realising it, I think he might have won my heart there and then.

Anyway back to the spag bol.  This is a good one and it’s thermomix so easy to make too.  I’m not sure what the best part is – the fact that I don’t have to stir the sauce over a hot stove (and risk burning the bottom of the pot) or the fact that I can disguise so many veggies in it without the kids knowing??
thermomix spaghetti bolognese

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The best ever thermomix Spag Bol
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Easy, delicious and packed full of veggies. This spaghetti bolognese will easily become one of your go to week night dinners that everyone will love.
Recipe type: Thermomix
Serves: serves 6
  • 1 onion
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 500g veggies of your choice (I use carrots, sweet potatoes, zucchini, broccoli and mushrooms)
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 heaped tbs vegetable stock paste
  • 150g tomato paste
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of sugar
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • Pasta of choice (I use spaghetti)
  • Cheese for topping
  1. Chop the onion and garlic for 5 seconds on speed 7.
  2. Add the oil and saute for 3 minutes at 100 degrees, speed 1.
  3. Add all the veggies and chop for 5 seconds on speed 7. Scrape down the sides.
  4. Add the mince and stir it all together for 5 seconds on revere speed 3.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes on varoma, reverse speed soft.
  6. Add all the remaining ingredients and cook for a further 20 minutes on 100 degrees, reverse speed soft. Replace the MC with the basket to stop the sauce from spattering everywhere while cooking.
  7. Serve on top of a bed of pasta, or spinach leaves if you're looking for a carb free option.
  8. Enjoy.
This recipe is freezable.


I hope you enjoy it and you can give yourself a high five for getting so many veggies into the kids.  Mine think there are just tomatoes in there and I’m fine with that!!

Are you a veggie smuggler?

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33 Comments on The best ever thermomix Spag Bol

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    September 19, 2014 at 11:44 am (3 years ago)

    Yum! I have never put balsamic vinegar in my spag bol – but I certainly will be now!!! I love that you grate cheese onto the top of your too. This was my fave dinner as a kid and I still love it to bits! I’ve just bookmarked this so I can come back during the week and make it. Love, love, love your Thermomix recipes! xx

      September 19, 2014 at 1:28 pm (3 years ago)

      I saw it once on a Jamie Oliver cooking show and I’ve added it ever since – it’s really yummy!! Thank you SO much for your lovely comment too xxx

      September 19, 2014 at 7:32 pm (3 years ago)

      Let me know what you think? xx

  2. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    September 21, 2014 at 2:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m a big veggie smuggler too and this recipe looks perfect! My boys just LOVE a good spag bol – thanks for the balsamic vinegar tip, can’t wait to try this next time we make it. Thank you for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

      September 23, 2014 at 10:01 am (3 years ago)

      You can’t go wrong with a good spag bol can you!! I love linking up with you guys on a Friday – it gives me such good inspiration for the weekend x

  3. Fleur
    September 25, 2014 at 7:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank You!!! I just made this and it was the best thermie spag bol I have made. Everyone cleaned their plates! I added some fresh herbs to mine as well. So delicious. Thank you, I will definitely cook this again!

      February 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh yay I’m so pleased you all liked it. It’s definitely a staple in our house xxx

  4. Amanda @ Cooker and a Looker
    September 30, 2014 at 8:04 am (3 years ago)

    I’m an unrepentant veggie smuggler! Love the inclusion of the vinegar – I also add a dash of cream at the end of my spag bol. Delish! Thanks for linking with I’m Pinning Around! x

  5. Seana - Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel
    October 14, 2014 at 5:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I love spag bol in the Thermie, and have used the recipe in the book, must try with this recipe. But what about the red wine!!?? I added some to my spag bol recently and it was fab, I’d forgotten.

  6. Amber
    February 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Do I have to cook the beef before I put it in the thermie?

      February 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm (2 years ago)

      Nope, just put it straight in :))

  7. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    May 11, 2015 at 7:36 am (2 years ago)

    We put balsamic in our spag bol too! I’ve never made spag bol in the Thermomix because I’m so scared it will be mushy but this looks so good I might have to give it a go. I’m a sucker for some veggie smuggling!

    • Berni Ryan
      March 3, 2016 at 8:33 am (1 year ago)

      I put the mince in the steamer, otherwise too mushy!

      • Elizabeth Simner
        April 6, 2017 at 5:56 pm (3 weeks ago)

        I also put mine in the steaming basket and add in the last 10 minutes on reverse 🙂

  8. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers
    May 11, 2015 at 11:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Yes I am a vegie smuggler! I’m going to try out this as I find the one in the EDC is too runny and we are big fans of spag bol here! Thank you so much for linking up to Your Weekly Feed.

  9. Kim @Landofzonkt
    May 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Interesting, never had sweet potato ina spag bowl before. I do balsamic to bt only if I’m out of wine. Lol
    I got my MIL to teach me the funaments of her pasta sauce. The only different is I add about the same weight in vege as meat… Gotta love hiding those veg.
    I also find eggplant gives it such a nice flavour, I use only a small one.
    I don’t have a thermo mix {sigh} but instead cook veg & meat pop in slow cooker with passatta etc & let it do its thing all day.
    Thanks for linking up to Your Weekly Feed on Sunday. x

  10. Monique
    July 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Can I use fresh tomato instead of tinned ? Would quantity be same eg 400g fresh tomato chopped

      July 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes of course you can Monique. I”m sure it will be delicious. Use the same amount but you may just need to add a little more water at the end. xx

      • Elizabeth Simner
        April 6, 2017 at 6:01 pm (3 weeks ago)

        I just added 400g of my home grown tomatoes cut in half and they broke down nicely in the sauce 🙂

  11. Kat
    April 20, 2016 at 7:16 pm (1 year ago)

    so you just add the pasta in the TM bowl with everything else, you don’t need extra water?

    • Robyn
      April 20, 2016 at 7:19 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Kat,

      This recipe is just for the sauce. I always cook the pasta seperatly because I like to freeze the leftover sauce. Xxx

      • Kat
        April 20, 2016 at 7:31 pm (1 year ago)

        …oh no! 🙁

        • Crystal Scott
          January 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm (3 months ago)

          I was thrown by the pasta in the ingredients at the end too. Glad I found your comment before I got to the pop all remaining ingredients step xx

  12. lucy
    August 19, 2016 at 9:05 am (8 months ago)

    Wow! made this last night,my 500g of veges was broccoli, carrot, mushrooms and capsicum and I threw in 2 fresh basil leaves. Sensational taste and so very easy, I love how you can throw it all in and then get the dishes done, thanks for sharing this recipee.

  13. Bree
    September 2, 2016 at 11:42 am (8 months ago)

    Hi Robyn,

    Do I cook the pasta separately?

  14. Samantha
    October 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm (6 months ago)

    I’ve tried a few bolongnaise recipes since getting my Thermomix a year ago, and this is hands-down the best one.

    • Traci Hardy
      January 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm (3 months ago)

      I agree Samantha

  15. Julie
    October 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm (6 months ago)

    I dont like spaghetti bolognese at all. But my family does. I have to say my house smells amazing and i snuck a taste. This tecioe is delicious. Cant wait to serve this up. I will fe taking a big plate of this. Thanks for changing my mind on spaghetti bolognese.

  16. Henri
    November 18, 2016 at 11:40 am (5 months ago)

    This sauce is so good !!!
    Thank You

  17. Traci Hardy
    January 19, 2017 at 5:11 pm (3 months ago)

    My kids love this and have no idea what I put in it…I love it too :)…easy to cook. I have made it a few times now,so thought I should check out what other recipes you may have..Thankyou, Traci

  18. Amy
    March 12, 2017 at 12:18 pm (2 months ago)

    Hi I don’t have veg stock concentrate. Is it as good without it can I use normal veg stick liquid? Thanks so much

  19. Mr D
    March 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm (1 month ago)

    we added sausage meat from two thins, and a teaspoon of Italian herbs, fantastic! Thanks Mrs D


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