Healthier Pasta Bolognese

Sunday’s are my fixed cooking days! Plus, my boyfriend has an 12 hour extended shift at work so he came home extremely tired.  I had to take care of it all alone.  Its been a while that I didn’t have help in the kitchen and had to multitask between various tasks to get dinner together in an hour time frame or so.  He requested pasta so I went in my inventory of recipes (I’m starting to do that now) and searched up this recipe from The Scrumptious Pumpkin. She has some pretty awesome recipes.  So far, I’ve only tried one other pasta recipe that she had a few months ago and it was super successful, so I went ahead to gather up the ingredients for this and get cooking!

My Healthier Pasta Bolognese looked like this:

Healthier Pasta Bolognese

Healthier Pasta Bolognese

The Scrumptious Pumpkin’s recipe for this is HERE!

I did make a few changes.  For one, I took her suggestion to replace Tagliatelle with Fettuccine.  I used the Smart ones which is white with whole wheat fibre. I’ve never used those before but they were on special so I thought it might be interesting to try it and get into healthier eating habits 🙂 Baby steps to changing eating habits, right? I also removed the mushrooms as I don’t digest them well and my boyfriend doesn’t like them.  I omitted dried oregano as I didn’t have it readily available. Thats about it! Everything else I kept the same and followed through with the original recipe!

This was a very good recipe! For one, it was quick.  I may have seemed like I was juggling between pot, skillet and chopping board but it was really easy to make.  It took about 30 minutes as she says.  Second of all and most important, my boyfriend loved it.  The sauce was tasty and flavorful.  Everything felt healthy and delicious (which usually don’t go together);)

I’m definitely going back to this one next time I want pasta.  Its delicious, healthy and quick..what more can you ask for in a dinner solution?

If you are looking for healthy solutions, I suggest you to drop by The Scrumptious Pumpkin.  She has a lot of great recipes to offer over there 🙂

Just curious, is there a specific type of pasta that you like? Spaghettini/Fettuccine/Linguine/Farfalle, etc?

9 thoughts on “Healthier Pasta Bolognese

  1. Sundays are definitely a cooking day for me too. I fix my breakfast and lunches for work for the whole week so I can grab and go. This pasta dish looks delish.


  2. This will serve me well on my soon to begin diet. Not that I’m too chubby but I can’t keep eating takeaway and crisps and chocolate and expect to stay healthy can I? I will pass this on to my lady, now that is not sexist at all she is just simply awesome at cooking. Looks nice yum yum!


    • Definitely! I`m slowly changing my eating habits. Resisting the chips mostly 🙂 Candies I already don`t eat too much..and little snacks. This is definitely a keeper 😉 Hope you enjoy it as much as I do when your lady makes it! 🙂


  3. A specific kind of pasta I like? Yes, of course, I like all of it. Fettuccine, penne, tortellini, shells, spaghetti, linguini, angel hair, lasagna, ravioli, manacotti… I love it all. Yum, yum, yum.


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