Low fat Spag Bol

Low Fat Spaghetti Bolognese

“This is a quick and easy recipe that takes about 5 mins to prepare.”



2 tsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 sticks of celery, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

500g Minced turkey breast

400g canned Chopped tomatoes

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp dried oregano

400 g whole-wheat spaghetti or wheat free spaghetti

Shaved Parmesan and a few basil leaves to serve

Salt and black pepper to taste


Heat the olive oil in a saucepan

Add the chopped onion, celery and carrot and cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until the onion is translucent

Add the garlic and cinnamon and cook for another 10 minutes or so until the onions are soft and golden in colour

Add the turkey breast mince or soya to the pan and raise the heat to moderate

Cook, stirring constantly, for 3-5 minutes or until the turkey is crumbly and has turned white or until the soya mince is cooked

Add the canned tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and stir

Bring to a boil, then and simmer for 10-12 minutes until the sauce is thick

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil

Add a little oil as this helps to stop the pasta sticking

Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions

Drain and keep warm

Add the dried oregano to the turkey/soya sauce and stir to mix

Taste and adjust the seasoning if required

Add the sauce to the spaghetti in a large serving bowl

Add the Parmesan, basil leaves and freshly ground black pepper and serve straight away

4 May, 2013

6 thoughts on “Low fat Spag Bol

  1. Cool recipe. I like the vegetables in it. I’ve never used cinnamon in a pasta dish before. Sounds interesting.

    1. Including cinnamon in the recipe gives it a sweet taste without it being too sweet. It really does add to the dish. You’ll love it.

  2. Looks and sounds delicious. A dash of Worcestershire sauce and a cup of red wine would add that final touch.

    1. I agree. I also agree that adding those final touches to the dish would enhance it even further. Nice weather would go down a treat too!

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