One Pot Pasta with Hidden Veges


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 4 shortcut bacon rashers, trimmed, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 600g beef mince
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 x 410g cans crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 250g dried pasta
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves


Heat oil in a large heavy-based flameproof casserole dish or non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat . Add onion, carrot and celery. Cook, stirring ocasionally, for 3 minutes or until onion starts to soften. Add bacon. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden. Add garlic. Stir to combine.

Add mince to dish. Cook, breaking up mince with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until browned all over. Stir in tomato paste, tomatoes, stock and thyme sprigs. Cover. Bring to the boil. Add pasta. Reduce heat to medium.Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until spaghetti is tender and sauce has thickened, stirring mixture every 5 minutes.

Remove pot from heat. Add parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Serve topped with chopped parsley and parmesan.