Meat Pasta / Chicken Pasta – our take on a Bolgnese-like dish.

This is my recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese.


  • 1 lb or Minced (Ground) Beef or two large chicken breasts, diced.
  • 1000g passata.
  • 2 garlic cloves – finely chopped
  • Approx three or four inch cubed piece of Butternut Squash, grated
  • mushrooms
  • two peppers
  • one courgette
  • basil
  • paprika
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce


  • Brown the mince or diced chicken breast
  • Add the vegetables and garlic and fry for a few minutes.
  • add passata
  • Add basil, salt,  black pepper, paprika and worcestershire sauce, to taste.
  • Simmer until the sauce has reduced to the desired consistency – about 25 – 35 minutes.
  • Serve on pasta of your choice.

This is also the basis for my Lasagne, but it reduce the sauce slightly more and use a bit less vegetables.

2 thoughts on “Meat Pasta / Chicken Pasta – our take on a Bolgnese-like dish.

  1. Our kids have started to like it done with onion and carrots instead of butternut squash as they’ve got older. As with all cooking, there’s no hard and fast rules 🙂

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