The Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge

Last month, an email appeared in my inbox about the Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge. The challenge was to create a healthy mid-week meal for the family that was easy to put together with minimum time and effort.

As a working mum, quite often I am rushing home from work to take over from looking after the boys, juggle homework, reading and of course cooking.

The Dolmio team very kindly sent us a hamper of food to help us along with our challenge and it included all the ingredients to make spaghetti bolognese and a couple of other dishes. Spag Bol is hands down one of the boys favourite meals but is not usually something I would cook mid-week as I tend to make it from scratch on the weekends.

The Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge

Additionally, we don’t normally eat with the boys mid-week with the exception of Tuesdays when Mr H looks after the boys and works from home. Technically, it means things should be less stressful BUT, he is usually still working when I get in so I have to take over the reins and prepare dinner. With the help of Dolmio, we were all able to sit down for a mid-week dinner (along with my mother-in-law who stays over to look after the boys the following day) in under an hour which is amazing!

I was really surprised to find out that the contents of a Dolmio bolognese jar is made from 100% natural ingredients, contains no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners. A jar of Dolmio also provides a family of four with one of your 5-a-day and that’s before adding in other veggies too!

Bolognese with Dolmio jar

The boys couldn’t get enough of it and even asked for seconds – Win!

Dolmio Spaghetti Bolognese

M eating spaghetti

See exactly what is in a jar of Dolmio in the video below:

You can also use a jar of Dolmio to make other tasty dishes too. We tried a Red pepper and aubergine bake with Tomato, Basil and Garlic which was super easy to put together and cooks in just 15 minutes!

Roasted Red Pepper and aubergine bake

If you are a busy parent like me and need easy to create mid-week meals, why not head over to the Dolmio website and try some of the recipes out for yourself?

*This post is an entry for the Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge, sponsored by Dolmio. I received a hamper of food in order to take part in this challenge.


  1. Tasty! Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  2. The aubergine bake looks yum and quick to do

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