Easy Bolognese Sauce

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Easy Bolognese Sauce Recipe is a classic, thick, rich and flavorful pasta sauce that will become your instant family favorite. 
Prep: 6 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 16 minutes
White bwl with easy bolognese sauce.

Easy Bolognese Sauce Recipe is a classic, thick, rich and flavorful pasta sauce that will become your instant family favorite. 

White bwl with easy bolognese sauce.

If you love a quick and easy shortcut, this Easy Bolognese Sauce recipe is for you. It uses pantry staples with your favorite pasta to create a tempting sauce that will taste like it simmered on the stove all day.

Bolognese in america is often confused with a traditional meat sauce. However, true bolognese sauce also has a creamy element that makes it different. Find out more here.

Why Easy Bolognese Sauce Recipe Works

When you want to have a quick dinner on the table in the time it takes your pasta to cook, then this is the recipe for you. Even though this recipe is quick, you sacrifce nothing in the taste department.

How to Make Bolognese Recipe – Step by Step 

  • Brown Meat: First, in a large skillet, add onion, garlic, ground beef and House Seasoning Blend  . Cook until beef is brown.
  • Sauce: Second, in a large pot, add spaghetti sauce, browned meat mixture and parmesan cheese.  Cook over medium heat until heated through. 
Onions being sauted with ground beef added.

  • Cheese: Next, when sauce is hot, crumble American cheese into pot by rubbing it between your hands.  Stir until all cheese is combined and remove from heat. 
  • Pasta: Finally, serve immediately over hot pasta.
Finished beef, sauce added and finally cheese added.

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Tips for Making this Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Quick and easy recipes are a staple in anyones busy life now a days. This recipe is a perfect example f one of my all time favorites. What type of pasta can you serve this with?

  • Ziti
  • Whole Wheat Ziti
  • Orecchiette
  • Serve the sauce in your Lasagna or break up Lasagna Shells
  • Tagliatelle
  • Do a nice lentil or other healthy gluten free option
  • Gnocchi

In particular, what ever hearty pasta that you have that can hold up to a thick sauce and has a way to catch and hold all the goodness.

Fork with pasta on it and in the background a full plate.

What about the Meat in this Sauce

Depending on the region of Italy you come from, will often dictate the type of meat that is utilized in their ragu. Therefore, you really can mix up this sauce with different types of meat.

  • Bacon is very popular
  • Sausage
  • Fish is even used
  • Tofu
  • Lamb
  • Most popular, is a mixture of meats. usually two or more.

Do not be afraid to experiment, use what you have and serve a unique and special version of this sauce to your family.


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Expert Tips for Making the Best Meat Sauce

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and enjoy.
  • Herbs: Do not be afraid to top off your dish with some fresh parsley or amp up the jar sauce with a little more seasoning like Italian Seasoning Mix
  • Up the Meat: Definetly try this dish with bacon. It is so good.

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Easy Bolognese Sauce

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Easy Bolognese Sauce Recipe is a classic, thick, rich and flavorful pasta sauce that will become your instant family favorite. 
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Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 24 oz jar Ragu spaghetti sauce flavored with meat
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 pound american cheese sliced
  • 1 pound pasta cooked and drained

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, add onion, garlic and ground beef.
  • Sprinkle in House Season Blend and brown meat thoroughly.
  • In a large pot, add spaghetti sauce, browned meat mixture and parmesan cheese. Cook over medium heat until heated through.
  • When sauce is hot, crumble American cheese into pot by rubbing it between your hands.
  • Stir until all cheese is combined and remove from heat. Serve immediately over hot pasta.

Expert Tips

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and enjoy.
  • Herbs: Do not be afraid to top off your dish with some fresh parsley or amp up the jar sauce with a little more seasoning like Italian Seasoning Mix
  • Up the Meat: Definetly try this dish with bacon. It is so good.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1055mg | Potassium: 815mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 726IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 4mg

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1 thought on “Easy Bolognese Sauce”

  1. Well, that is just about as easy as it gets, huh? My family isn’t a meat sauce family, so I’d leave out the ground beef, which makes this even easier. Score.

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