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Junior Spaghetti Bolognese

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Junior Spaghetti Bolognese

This microwave recipe is aimed at toddlers and children or may be shared with the whole family. Ideal recipe when little ones are independently feeding themselves, and for introducing different flavours and textures to their food. These recipes are also great for batch baking and freezing!

This is a classic bolognese for the whole family. Using lots of veggies to help you get your 5 – a – day! If you’re a real wizard at cooking we also have a fresh Tagliatelle recipe for you to make alongside!

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  • 15 mls Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion chopped
  • 1 Celery finely diced
  • 1 Courgette
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Crushed Garlic Clove
  • 225 g Lean Beef Mince
  • 200 mls Passata
  • 15 g Tomato Puree
  • 175 g Beef or Vegetable Stock


  • Place the oil, vegetables, apple and garlic into the casserole dish, cover and cook on High MICROWAVE for 5 minutes.
  • Add the mince, stir and cook on High MICROWAVE for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the passata, purée and stock to the dish. Mix well and cook on High MICROWAVE for 10 minutes.
  • Then Simmer MICROWAVE for a further 10 minutes.
  • Purée if necessary to suit the age of the child.