Bolognese Sauce

30/08/2018 Canteen recipes, Everyday, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Hot meals, Lunchbox, Recipes, Sauces, Uncategorized

GREEN (ACT, SA & VIC) / Everyday (NSW) 

Makes 20 serves


  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 1kg lean beef mince
  • 120g reduced salt tomato paste
  • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons mixed herbs (dried or fresh)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 large carrot grated
  • 2 cup mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 3 zucchinis grated


  1. Sauté the onions and garlic in oil, until soft.
  2. Add the mince and fry until completely browned.
  3. Add tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, herbs, water, carrot, mushrooms and zucchini and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. If sauce starts to dry out, add a little more water.


Add extra vegetables such as, kidney beans, lentils, capsicum and green beans. Can be used for:

  • Pasta Bolognese
  • Lasagne
  • Burrito filling
  • Nachos


  • You can use dried mixed herbs or if herbs are grown in your school garden use fresh herbs such as basil, rosemary and thyme.
  • This recipe freezes well.

Recipe tested by JG  April 2016

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