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Classic Spaghetti Bolognese



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


local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the ground beef. Cook until browned, breaking it up into small pieces with a spoon.
  2. 2.Add the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery to the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes, until the vegetables are softened.
  3. 3.Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, red wine (if using), oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
  4. 4.Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. 5.Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain well.
  6. 6.Serve the spaghetti with the bolognese sauce on top. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
  7. 7.Enjoy your delicious homemade spaghetti bolognese!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor a vegetarian version, substitute the ground beef with plant-based ground meat.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to add your favorite vegetables to the sauce for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • chevron_rightLeftover bolognese sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for later use.
  • chevron_rightServe with a side of garlic bread or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.