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Jennifer’s Spaghetti Bolognese with Kale

Jennifer John


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 mins


1 onion, chopped

400g pack minced beef

1 tsp dried mixed herbs

1 tbsp tomato puree

400g can chopped tomatoes

400ml beef stock

½ x 500g bag kale

300g spaghetti

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


Kitchen Ninja

Recipe donated by Discover Great Veg for Veg Power. Photography by Discover Great Veg |

Add some leafy greens subtly to a family favourite – it’s a simple recipe for success when it comes to introducing more veg to kids.


Fry the onion, mince and herbs for 5 minutes to brown. Add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the kale and cook for a further 5 minutes. Season.

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in boiling water for 10 minutes until tender, drain and serve with the Bolognese sauce.

Kids in the kitchen:

Let the kids add the kale to the sauce, and have them fill the pasta saucepan with water to bring to the boil. Get them to stir the sauce through the pasta before serving.

Jennifer John

Jennifer John, a trained home economist and a member of the Guild of Food Writers has been working with the Discover Great Veg campaign for many years, including, developing recipes.

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