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Pork mince and basil spaghetti

Serves   4
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

Flavours inspired by Asian cuisine for a twist on a dinner classic, spaghetti.

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Mince and basil spaghetti




  • 500g spaghetti 
  • 3 tablespoons oil 
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated or 2 teaspoons minced garlic 
  • 500g pork mince* 
  • 1 fresh chilli, finely sliced or 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional) 
  • 100g round green beans*, sliced 
  • 100g frozen spinach*, defrosted 
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce* 
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce or 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce  
  • 15g fresh cut basil, roughly chopped


  1. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions. Set aside one cup of pasta water before draining.  
  2. Heat oil in a large wok or pot on the stove over medium-high heat. Add garlic and fry for a few seconds until it becomes fragrant and starts to become golden, then mix in the mince. Stir fry until the mince is cooked. 
  3. Turn the heat to high, add chilli or chilli flakes (if using), green beans and spinach. Mix through.  
  4. Add hoisin sauce, fish sauce, and soy sauce, heat through.  
  5. Add cooked spaghetti and coat in the sauce, add pasta water in small amounts until you get a creamy sauce consistency. To finish, mix in chopped basil leaves and serve.  

Tip: This recipe will also work well using other types of mince or vegan mince alternatives.  

: Can be frozen or eaten for lunch the next day.