16 May

Cheeky Cheesy Pork Ragu with Spaghetti & Side Salad

Cheeky Cheesy Pork Ragu with Spaghetti & Side Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Portion Size 510g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
400 10g 9.76g 4.1g 1.1g
Serves: 4
Calories: 400
Time: 55 mins



  • 400g Pork minced and lean
  • 3 Rashers lean bacon chopped
  • 100g Onions red, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 1 Carrot medium, skin on and chopped
  • 1 Courgette medium sliced
  • 2 pinches of pepper black
  • 400g Tomatoes chopped, canned
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato puree
  • 200g Spaghetti plain
  • 80g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese grated

Crispy Green Salad

  • 320g Lettuce iceberg shredded
  • 80g Pepper green (capsicum) de-seeded
  • 8 Spring onions sliced


Advanced Prep
1 Wash well all the vegetables and salad. Cook off the pasta in simmering unsalted water for 15-18 minutes or until cooked to requirement and allow 50g raw per person. Drain and keep hot.
2 Place the minced pork, bacon onion and garlic in a non-stick saucepan over a low heat and cook until the juices of the pork start to leak and at that point increase the heat and cook for 4-6 minutes or until the meat browns.
3 Add the carrot and courgette and cook for 1-2 minutes, season with the ground black pepper, add the tomatoes and puree, bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and tender.
Crispy green salad
4 Place all the salad items less the mayonnaise in a mixing bowl and lightly mix with a spoon. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until required for use.


Cheeky Service Hint:
Serve garnished with a tablespoon of grated Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese, an even (¼) portion of the cooked spaghetti and with 120g (¼) of crispy green salad.

Cheeky Handy Hint:
The same recipe can be adapted to spaghetti bolognaise with the addition of two teaspoons of fresh chopped oregano or one teaspoon of dried.

Cheeky Nutrition Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar and 36% less calories.

Pork is low in salt and high in protein

Canned tomatoes are low in Saturated Fat and are a good source of Calcium, Potassium, Dietary Fibre and Vitamin C.