Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Slow Cooked Bolognese With Dolmio

Slow Cooked Bolognese Recipe, Slow Cooker Recipes,

The weather has been pretty miserable as of late, so I've been taking the opportunity to take advantage of our favourite comfort meals. As my baby decided to actually take a nap for longer than ten minutes, I found myself with some spare time (that's a once in a blue moon moment when you're a parent). Rather than have the usual rush at dinner time of trying to prepare and cook dinner before the little, but very loud one lets us, and the neighbourhood know he's hungry, I thought I'd get the slow cooker out.

I'm pretty rubbish at remembering I have a slow cooker, despite the fact that every time I use it, I say 'I must do this more'. I love the ease of slow cooking and how the whole room just soaks up the aroma; literally making you count down the hours till dinner.

As part of their #ThankGoodness campaign, Britmums & Dolmio kindly sent us over some ingredients to help us out with creating a simple, good for you mid-week meal. I opted to make our firm family favourite - Spaghetti Bolognese. I'd never thought of slow cooked bolognese before but I'm so glad I did, this recipe is really simple to make and it's absolutely delicious.

Slow Cooked Bolognese




 500g Dolmio Original Bolognese Sauce
 500g Beef Mince
3 Mushrooms
1 Red Pepper
1 Medium Onion
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Tablespoon Oregano
1 Bay Leaf

Parmesan Cheese


Add the mince to the slow cooker; I don't cook the mince first but if you want to seal in any extra flavours then you can brown the mince in a pan beforehand.

Chop the vegetables; I prefer to cut the mushrooms into four and the Garlic, Pepper & Onion into small squares. Add to the slow cooker.

Add the Dolmio Bolognese Sauce and mix well with the mince and vegetables.

Stir in the Oregano, and add the Bay Leaf.

Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 6-8 hours, alternatively set to high for 3-4 hours.

Serve with Spaghetti and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe


The combination of slow cooking and using Dolmio sauce is simply delicious. We all ate every last bit and thoroughly enjoyed our meal! I usually make my own sauce to make sure that it's okay for baby, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that Dolmio Bolognese Original 500g sauce is 100% natural. In each jar, you’ll find at least 10 juicy diced tomatoes, a dollop of tomato puree, half an onion, a tablespoon of sunflower oil, a couple of cloves of garlic, a handful of herbs including basil, a teaspoon of cornflour, a teaspoon of salt, a pinch of pepper, two teaspoons of added beet sugar for taste, a squeeze of lemon juice, a splash of water and nothing more. In fact, a jar provides a family of four with one of their 5-a-day each and that’s before you add any further veg to the meal! Huge thumbs up from us.

*This post is an entry for the #Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge, sponsored by Dolmio.


  1. Yum! I love spaghetti bolognese! We have a slow cooker we got as a wedding present and have never used! This seems like something I could do!

  2. This looks & sounds so delicious! I haven't tried Dolmio tomato sauce before, but I've heard it tastes great. I usually do tomato sauce from the scratch haha :D

    ~ Jasmin N

  3. This look delicious. Never made it in a slow cooker though

  4. I wish I had a slow cooker in seriousky thinking about buying one and this just sounds great.

  5. A veggie bolognese is one of my favourite meals. Yours looks yummy - bet it smells good too.

  6. That sounds delicious! I love chucking everything in the slow cooker in the morning when Iris isn't fussing as it's easier in the evenings when she is!

  7. Have never thought about slow cooking this - will certainly try it now so thanks. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

  8. Slow cookers is on my to do list to buy:) It is great that you can cook and get on with whatever you need to do

  9. This looks delicious! We love Dolmio in our household too :)

  10. Ooooh our family love spaghetti bolognese - I hadn't thought to cook it in the slow cooker before. This looks amazing - made me so hungry! x

  11. This looks delicious! I definitely need to use our slow cooker more often. It makes dinner time so much easier.


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