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Bad B*tch Spag Bol

Kcal: 155, Protein: 8g, Fat: 4g, Carbs: 23g

10 Minutes

6 Servings

Bad B*tch Spag Bol

So full of flavour, the meat is NOT NECESSARY.

  • 1 tbsp olive oil        

  • 4  - 5 garlic cloves, minced       

  • 1 onion, finely diced        

  • 2 carrots finely diced        

  • 2 celery sticks finely diced       

  • 750g fresh cherry or plum tomatoes gently blended in food processor    

  • 2 tins organic, sugar-free, chopped tomatoes (you can add these in with fresh tomatoes in FP)   

  • 1 jar italian passata

  • 9 dry, sundried tomatoes (NOT in oil; from the herbs section), finely chopped    

  • 500g chestnut mushrooms finely chopped or sliced, as preferred)    

  • very low salt vegetable stock 

  • 3 tbsp organic tomato paste  

  • 1/2 glass red wine (drinkable!) 

  • dried Italian seasoning (2 - 3 tablespoons)      

  • fresh or dried rosemary (to taste)       

  • bay leaves (2 - 3)       

  • sea salt        

  • black pepper        

  • red pepper flakes (optional) 


  • Heat  oil in medium pot  over med-high heat

  • Add   garlic, onion, rosemary, and italian seasining, sauteeing 1 - 2 minutes, till onion begins to soften 

  • Add carrot and celery, stirring until softened (3 - 4 minutes)  

  • Add mushrooms and cook until reduced (2 mins)         

  • Add sundried tomatoes and stir a further one minute (adding a splash of stock to remove any carmelised veg and allow the tomatoes to mix in)    

  • Add 1/2 glass red wine and allow alcohol to cook off (about 1-2 mins)        

  • Add all tomatoes and remaining veg stock, stirring constantly        

  • Bring to a gentle boil, then add bay leaves and red pepper flakes (if using) and reduce to simmer for 15 - 12 minutes until desired thickness (if you like thicker sauce, add some tomato paste)    

  • While sauce simmers, either:

  • gently grill large portobello mushrooms in the oven on lightly greased cookie sheet until desired level of softness (usually about 10 minutes) (0 additional kcals), OR

  • Serve with spaghetti pasta (typical serving: 1 cup cooked spaghetti = 225 calories)

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