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Vegemite Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Try this delicious and unique twist on traditional spaghetti bolognese with the addition of Vegemite for a rich and savory flavor. Quick and easy to prepare, this recipe is perfect for a family dinner or a weeknight meal.

This flavour packed recipe is from the VEGEMITE Cookbook: Favourite recipes that TASTE LIKE AUSTRALIA and celebrates one of Australia’s favourite spreads, Vegemite.

Celebrating 100 years of VEgemite’s place in our hearts and pantries, The VEGEMITE Cookbook includes over 40 easy, and delicious recipes but is also filled with stories and anecdotes from Vegemite’s rich history as an Aussie icon.

From bolognese, breakfast muffins and roast beef with Vegemite gravy; to fresh ways to include Vegemite in soups, salads and stir-fries. It even brings a delicious twist to a batch of chocolate raspberry brownies!

Vegemite Spaghetti Bolognese

PREP TIME: 20 mins | COOKING TIME: 1 hour 10 mins | SERVES: 4


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 brown onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

500 g lean beef mince

2 x 400g cans chopped

tomatoes (or 700 g bottle passata)

1 tablespoon VEGEMITE

2 teaspoons dried oregano

500 g spaghetti

finely grated parmesan, to serve

fresh parsley, to garnish


1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic for 5 minutes, until soft. Add the beef mince and cook, stirring and breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned.

2. Add the tomatoes, Vegemite, oregano and ½ cup (125 ml) water. Stir to combine. Cover and bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 1 hour. When the sauce is almost ready, cook the spaghetti according to packet directions, then drain.

3. Transfer pasta to serving bowls and spoon over the bolognese. Toss to combine, and serve immediately with parmesan, freshly ground black pepper and garnish with parsley.

We hope you enjoy this recipe for Vegemite Spaghetti Bolognese! It’s a delicious and unique way to liven up your usual spaghetti bolognese routine. The addition of Vegemite gives it a rich and savory flavor that will have your taste buds singing. Don’t forget to top it off with some grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for added flavor and presentation. Let us know how it turns out for you!

Want more? Click here for a Creamy Tomato Fettuccine Recipe and here for a Lemon and Mint Risotto Recipe.

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