Sausage Spaghetti Bolognese

Sausage Spaghetti Bolognese
Prep time: 10mins   Cook Time: 40mins   Serves: 4 
This easy version of a classic Italian recipe will ensure everyone gets their 5 A DAY as well as a yummy and filling meal. You can make the bolognese sauce in advance and freeze.


  • HECK 97% Sausages
  • 2 tsp mild olive oil or sunflower oil
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed or finely chopped
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp tomato puree  
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 100g cup or button chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • 1 carrot finely chopped
  • 1 courgette chopped
  • 150ml reduced salt vegetable stock
  • 300g - 350g dried spaghetti
  • pinch ground black pepper


    1. Heat a large frying pan and add 1 tsp of oil and the sausages, cook until lightly browned, 4 – 5 minutes, remove from the pan. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes.

    2. Add the remaining ingredients, apart from the spaghetti. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

    3. Cut each sausage into 4 diagonally and add back into the pan with the other ingredients.

    4. When the sauce has been cooking for 15 minutes add the chopped sausages and cook a further 10 minutes.

    5. Start to cook the spaghetti: Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, add the spaghetti and bring back to the boil. Stir well and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.

    6. Season the bolognese sauce with pepper. Drain the spaghetti and serve with the sauce.


    1: If you don't like one of the vegetables, swap it for another to get more of your 5 A DAY

    2: Use linguine, tagliatelle or any other pasta shapes instead of spaghetti.

    3: Suitable for freezing (sauce only)

    Nutritional Information Per 100g Per Portion
    Energy 829kJ/199kcal 2734kJ/656kcal
    Fat 8.7g 29g
    of which Saturates 2.6g 8.7g
    Carbohydrate 19g 64g
    of which Sugars 2.9g 9.6g
    Protein 9.6g 32g
    Salt 0.75g 2.5g