My spaghetti bolognese has a few special ingredients in it. All revealed in the recipe. Picture from above. #spaghettibolognese

Gluten Free Spaghetti Bolognese

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Soya-free, Nut-free, Fish-free
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword best bolognese, spaghetti bolognese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 adults
Calories 224 kcal
Author Vicki Montague, the Free From Fairy


  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1 stick celery diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 50 g soya mince I used the dried variety but check for cross contamination on the label
  • Stock to cover the soya mince I pour boiling water over by about 1cm and then add Marigold stock powder
  • 250 g lamb mince or beef mince if you prefer
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3 big squeezes tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Handful of mixed fresh herbs chopped (if you have them!)
  • 1 tsp green pesto minus the dairy in our house (Sacla do a good dairy free pesto)
  • Pepper to taste
  • Spaghetti or pasta to serve
Metric - US Customary units


  1. Place a little oil in a large pan and add the onion, carrot and celery.  Add a splash of water put the lid on and leave to sweat on a low heat for approx. 10 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
  2. Whilst the vegetables are cooking pour the boiling water onto the soya mince in a glass jug until covered by approx. 1 cm.  Add stock powder and leave for approx. 10 minutes for the mince to become rehydrated.
  3. Add the clove of garlic and the meat mince to the pan and cook until the mince is brown.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients except the pepper which you should add towards the end of cooking, according to taste.  Give the mix a good stir and add a little water if it looks too thick.
  5. Put the kettle on for the pasta and make yourself a cup of tea or coffee!
  6. Leave the bolognaise on a low heat with the lid on for approx. 40 minutes by which time all the flavours should have mingled.  Add more water during the cooking process if needed and give it a stir every now and again to make sure nothing burns.
  7. Serve with pasta or spaghetti (if you have kids and are feeling brave)

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are for the sauce only and are to be used as a guide.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Spaghetti Bolognese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 300mg9%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 3075IU62%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.