Prep:  5 minutes
Cook:  15 minutes
Serves:  4
Average: 4.3 (38 votes)
Recipe by: Celebrate Health
With the addition of lentils, this healthy Bolognese with vegetables is protein packed containing approximately half of your daily recommended protein needs

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Healthy Beef and Lentil Bolognese
Penne Bolognese
Healthy Bolognese
Penne Bolognese
  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water following packet instructions or until al dente. Drain and return to pan
  2. Meanwhile, place Bolognese sauce in a medium saucepan over heat over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until hot. Stir in basil
  3. Toss hot pasta with the sauce. Serve sprinkled with parmesan and extra basil leaves
Tips & Hints:
  • Prep and cook times based on using pre-cooked Healthy Bolognese recipe below.
Healthy Bolognese
  1. NOTE: If making your own bolognese for this recipe, please allow for extra 20 min prep time and 35 min cooking.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened
  3. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Increase heat to high, add mince
  4. Cook, stirring to break up lumps, for 5 minutes or until browned
  5. Add Celebrate Health Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauces, tomatoes and lentils and stir to combine. Bring to the boil and reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thick
Tips & Hints:
  • This Bolognese sauce is suitable to freeze. Place sauce in airtight containers, cover and freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, defrost portions overnight in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stovetop.
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healthy beef and lentil bolognese
Harriet Carpenter
2 years 6 months ago
Needs a stock cube and some spices, but otherwise very nice
3 years 2 months ago
This tasted like water... I followed every step. I had to add extra herbs for some hope and it still tasted extremely bland. :(((
3 years 6 months ago
Will make again
3 years 7 months ago
Very nice gluten free sauce option
Good healthy sauce
3 years 8 months ago
Thanks for the recipe. Really good sauce and easy way to make meat go further during this time too. Want to make heallthy food for my family so this was really good.