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Classic Spaghetti Bolognese



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 60 mins (15m prep + 45m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving


local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. 2.In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Remove any excess fat.
  3. 3.Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
  4. 4.Stir in the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, beef broth, red wine (if using), oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. 5.Serve the bolognese sauce over the cooked spaghetti. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves.
  6. 6.Enjoy your homemade spaghetti bolognese!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor a healthier option, you can use whole wheat spaghetti or zucchini noodles instead of regular spaghetti.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite vegetables or spices.
  • chevron_rightLeftover bolognese sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for later use.