Traditional Spag Bol

28’s Home Nutrition Program (Stream: female, healthy weight maintenance)
Healthy eating shouldn't mean having to get rid of your favourite dishes, simply bulk them up with veggies and turn them into a healthy version like this take on a traditional spag bol.
3.21 from 328 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1
Calories 568 kcal


  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 125 g beef mince
  • 100 g diced tomatoes canned
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes to taste
  • 1/4 zucchini grated
  • 1/4 grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley roughly chopped
  • 50 g wholemeal spaghetti or gluten free
  • 1/2 tablespoon parmesan cheese grated or shaved
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a large pan and lightly brown garlic.
  • Add mince and brown lightly, stirring throughout.
  • Add tomatoes, tomato paste, chilli, salt and pepper. Simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated and add grated vegetables and parsley. Set aside.
  • To cook pasta: bring a pot of water to the boil. Add a pinch of salt and cook the pasta for 15-20 minutes until al dente.
  • Serve spaghetti in a bowl, top with mince mixture and cheese and season further if required.

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.