Beef bolognese with sweet potato mash recipe

This hearty beef bolognese makes a great midweek meal and is filled with plenty of healthy veg. We think it works perfectly with lovely, fluffy sweet potato mash. 

Beef bolognese with sweet potato mash recipe

Beef bolognese with sweet potato mash

This low-calorie bolognese dish is hearty as well as healthy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bolognese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 666 kcal
Author Mindful Chef


  • 300 g beef mince
  • 300 g sweet potato
  • 200 g passata
  • 120 g chestnut mushrooms
  • 20 g pine nuts
  • 40 g spinach
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 gluten-free beef stock cube
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 2 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Coconut oil or olive oil


  1. Dissolve the beef stock cube in a jug with 150ml boiling water.

  2. Roughly chop the red pepper and finely slice the mushrooms.

  3. Heat a medium-sized pan with 1 tsp oil on a medium-high heat and fry the beef mince for 8 minutes until golden brown. Season with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.

  4. Meanwhile, peel and chop the sweet potato into 1cm cubes and place in a saucepan. Cover with boiling water and cook for 10 minutes until softened.

  5. Add the red pepper and mushrooms to the beef and cook for 5 minutes, then add the passata, sundried tomato paste, beef stock and Italian herbs. Simmer for 10 minutes, then stir through the spinach.

  6. Drain the sweet potato and mash with a potato masher. Season with a pinch of sea salt.

  7. Serve the sweet potato mash on 2 warm plates and spoon over the rich beef bolognese. Sprinkle over the pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts
Beef bolognese with sweet potato mash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 666 Calories from Fat 265
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.4g45%
Saturated Fat 14.8g93%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 54g108%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.