Simple One-Pot Savoury Mince with Vegetables and Noodles

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Savoury Mince is a tasty comfort food that’s nourishing and inexpensive. This one-pot savoury mince with cabbage and noodles means less washing up.

savoury mince with vegetables and noodles

I love a meal that ticks all the boxes, and this is one of them.

  • Savoury mince is tasty.
  • It’s versatile; I can adjust it to include whatever vegetables I have in the fridge or freezer.
  • You can make it in one pot, meaning less washing up.
  • It is full of vegetables.
  • It is inexpensive, using everyday ingredients.
  • It’s easy to make.
  • It can be made ahead and reheated.

And it makes wonderful comfort food on cold winter nights and even as leftovers for lunch the next day. 

Turn leftovers into savoury mince pastries. Cut store-bought puff pastry into triangles (either two or four, depending on how big you want your pastries). Spoon some of the mince mixture into the pastry, brush the edges with a little water or egg wash and press to seal into triangles. Brush the pastry with egg wash (optional) and bake in the oven at 180°C for around 20 minutes or until golden. Great lunchbox inclusion! Alternatively, if you have a pie maker, you can make some mini pies with the leftovers.

You can use any mince you like; sometimes, I like kangaroo mince. It is lean, ‘grass-fed’, and high in iron. It’s a little pricier than beef mince, which is why I only use a little bit of each meal and stretch it with lots of veggies.

For me, savoury mince says cabbage…mmm, cabbage… but use whatever vegetables you have on hand.

You can leave the noodles out if you like and serve this savoury mince on rice or alongside crusty bread. Or you can serve it on toast, which is how we ate savoury mince as a kid.

I go light on the curry powder so the kids will eat it, but add as much as you enjoy.

Yield: 4-6 serves

One-Pot Savoury Mince

savoury mince with vegetables and noodles

Savoury mince is a frugal childhood comfort food that can be cooked in a single pot. Put as many or as few veggies in as you have on hand.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 300g mince
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk celery, finely sliced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1/4 cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tbsp. corn flour flour
  • 1 cup stock of choice
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 to 1 scant tsp. mild curry powder (more to taste)
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • salt (or a little soy sauce) and pepper to taste
  • Instant noodles


  1. Prepare noodles according to packet directions.
  2. Brown mince and set aside. Drain off excess fat if necessary.
  3. Add a little oil to the pan and saute onion until soft. Add garlic, celery, carrot, zucchini and cabbage (or veg of choice) and saute for a few more minutes.
  4. Return mince to the pan. Sprinkle in the flour and then pour in the stock, giving everything a good stir. Add Worcestershire sauce, curry powder spices and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through to your liking and the sauce has thickened.
  6. Stir in noodles to heat through.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 522Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 567mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 31g

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