one bowl spag bol (gluten + dairy free)

We’ve been eating quite a bit of this lately so I thought I’d write it down and share it with you. This is for those afternoons/nights when you get home, everyone is cranky, you have no energy or time to cook and you want your Thermomix to do it all for you. We’ve made it gluten and dairy free – but let me tell you that I would love some grated cheese on mine – and you can easily use your favourite  pasta and delicious cheese on top of your version.

This was prepared under normal after school/dinner time conditions complete with tears, homework, requests for snacks and more.

And one word of caution………don’t wear white! In fact you might even be rethinking a white kitchen after this photo..but thankfully some spray n wipe and a cloth tidied this all up….and a bath too.

Anyway back to the recipe, this is easy, healthy, delicious, gluten and dairy free for those following special diets and it’s popular with everyone. What more do you want. Except for a bit of grated vintage cheddar on top but maybe that’s just me. Anyway give it a go and enjoy…………..



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one bowl spag bol (gluten + dairy free)
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Serves: 4-6
What you'll need
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stalk of celery or a carrot or both
  • olive oil
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 x140g tub tomato paste
  • 700g tomato passata
  • 300g/mls water
  • fresh or dried herbs like basil, oregano, parsley
  • 300-350g pasta (we love san remo gluten free)
  1. Peel and cut onion in half. Rinse celery stick and place in thermomix bowl with onion. Process on speed 6 for about 5-7 seconds and scrape down the bowl.
  2. Add in some olive oil (be generous) and salt and saute your vegetables for 2 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 1.
  3. Add in mince and break up a little with your spatula. Cook for 10 minutes at varoma temperature, reverse and speed soft. You can add in some wine half way through this cooking time.
  4. Add in tomato paste, passata, water, herbs, salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes at 100 degrees, speed soft and reverse .
  5. Now add in the pasta and cook for the time on the packet (I usually do about 8 or 9 minutes), 100 degrees, reverse and speed soft.
  6. Check your pasta, you don't want it super soft as it will keep cooking in the sauce once it's removed but if the pasta really isn't cooked then give it another 2 minutes at 100 degrees, reverse and speed soft.
  7. The pasta I bought for this recipe took longer than my san remo so I gave it more time then left it in the thermomix with the lid on a few minutes. Usually the San Remo is done in about 9 minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy.............feel free to add some grated cheese to this.



  1. Yum. I don’t own a Thermomix but find making spaghetti bolognaise an easy meal to cook and prepare. Unfortunately it is a messy meal for kids but at least they eat it! I also grate in some zucchini for some extra veggies!

  2. hi Corrie,

    I am now a week and a day into my gluten/dairy free diet ! and had this exact meal last night how strange !
    I’d love to hear more gluten/dairy free receipes :) particularly for snacks as i find this the hardest part

    fiona xx

    • snacks yes can be tricky! my favourite are a biscuit made by LEDA that are gingernuts and delicious and free of lots of things. Also love corn thins with peanut butter or avocado, fruit (obviously), as a treat we love a gluten free/dairy free lamington from the frozen section at coles, fruit rolls also in the gluten free bread section are great toasted. Rice crackers with a simple mashed avocado dip or homemade hummus. I’ll have to do a blog post on some more but that’s just off the top of my head

      • Here’s a couple of websites which I find are great for snack ideas, gluten and dairy free ;D and

        • oh wow thanks Regina:)

          • Jasmine says:

            Spaghetti bolognese is a favourite in our house too. It took a while, but my kids love it with zucchini noodles now :)
            I second the recommendations for The Healthy Chef and Wholefood Simply. Most of our snacks & lunchbox treats are made from their recipes.

  3. The non gluten and dairy free thermo’d Spag Bol is a regular on our dinner table. In fact I think it’s made an appearance the last three Tuesday’s for the exact reasons you listed :)

  4. I don’t have a thermomix either but it’s been awhile since I last cooked spag bol. You’ve given me an idea for next week’s meals :)

    I have a white kitchen too and oh boy…it can get very very messy at times especially when my 15 months old is at a stage where she wants to feed herself most of the time!!

  5. I love Spag Bol. It always gets eaten ad I like to grate loads of fresh vegetables into mine and add slivers of bacon too. I like to cover mine with rocket, yum. Any leftovers are always delicious the next morning on toast xo

  6. Love Spag Bol in the Thermy. It is even better when you do your own mince.

  7. I add grated carrot, pumpkin and zucchini and also about half a cup of red lentils. No-one notices the lentils. Oh and fresh parsley and rosemary. Yummo

    • And as I don’t have a thermie, after browning meat and veggies, put it all in the slow cooker for the day – very tasty.

  8. Catherine says:

    Corrie can you tell me where you purchased your stools?

  9. Kristie says:

    I love spag bog in the Thermie, I always add carrot, zucchini, mushroom, red capsicum and if I have celery I add that too :)

  10. Berconia rice pasta is the best brand on the market, it reheats well, and stores well after cooking for cold pasta next day, whereas most gf pastas go stodgy if saved for next day, also if overcooked by just a little, yuk!. Thrilled to see it in your ingredients picture, but unfortunately our Woolies doesn’t sell it, but health food store does.
    Also, if anyone eats lots of pasta, the Philips pasta machine makes it from raw ingredients in 15 mins, then you cook it in 3 mins; for gluten free(gf) you must tweak the instruction manual recipe, I add about 15ml more fluid per 250g gf flour. Buy the older model (non weighing) for gluten free to save yourself $100, as you don’t use the weigher-fluid calculator function for gf, which is mostly what you pay the extra for (plus you get extra pasta discs but you can save by getting these separately).

  11. I’m not one for making Spag Bog in the thermomix as the ones I’ve made no one in my house likes, including me. I came across this recipe & thought I’d give it ago instead of doing one in the pot on the stove.
    We all loved it & I’m certainly making it again! Bonus is it made so much that I’ve some to freeze.
    I did add a courgette, carrot & some garlic instead of celery.
    So happy no more cooking spag bog on the stove top!

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