Slow-cooked Bolognese

This is the best bolognese I’ve tried yet on No Count and it’s just 1 point per serving!  If tracking, it is 10 points per serving.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 500g minced beef (5% fat)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150g mushrooms, sliced
  • 650ml hot beef stock
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 flat tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 flat tbsp cornflour (2 points)
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 280g dry wholewheat pasta
  • ground black pepper
  • salt


  1. Brown the mince in a pan before transferring it to a slow cooker.
  2. Add the onion, mushrooms and garlic.
  3. Add the beef stock, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, oregano and season with black pepper and salt.
  4. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Mix the cornflour with the cold water and stir into the bolognese.
  6. Add the pasta and stir well.
  7. Continue to cook on high for a further hour.


Served here with carrots and broccoli.

14 thoughts on “Slow-cooked Bolognese”

    1. Hi Marie, yes the pasta is added dry. This is one of my fave meals – it’s on the planner for Friday! Enjoy! Helen xxx

  1. Absolutely love your site. Just starting my nc journey and I really think the info and recipes will be a huge benefit. ..thank you so much x

    1. Awww thank you Cathy, I’m glad the site can help you on your nc journey. Wishing you the best of luck on the scales this week:-) Helen xxx

  2. This is becoming a favourite. Cooked it on Saturday when we had friends round they all asked for the recipe and did not believe it was WW. Thank you for your great ideas Jan x

    1. Thank you Jan! I’m glad all your friends enjoyed this dish – like you said, it is hard to believe it’s WW! It’s a favourite of mine too and I’m cooking it on Friday when our mums come round. Hope you have a fab week ahead! Helen xxx

    1. Morning Marjorie, all the recipes are based on the WW No Count plan. If you are tracking, you will need to put the ingredients into your recipe builder to work out the points. Sorry for the confusion. Helen xxx

  3. My pasta bolognese has always been my favourite meal of all time. Unfortunately my recipie is now redundant as this beats mine hands down. Delish 😋😋😋

    1. I am so pleased that you loved the bolognese Kelly. It’s so good that I can’t wait to cook it again either! Helen xxx

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