An Italian-inspired pasta loaded with homemade bolognese sauce. The dish is so EASY to make and packed with so much flavor.
Pasta Bolognese Recipe-
The traditional recipe uses ground beef sauteed with vegetables and cooked in broth and marinara sauce with heavy whipping cream for richness served over tagliatelle or pappardelle. Though the recipe takes slightly longer than a simple meaty spaghetti, it’s worth the extra time.
How to Make Bolognese-
PREPARE BOLOGNESE SAUCE-
- Saute vegetables– In a Dutch oven or skillet with a thick bottom, saute the vegetables and diced tomatoes until tender.
- Brown beef– Add the beef and cook until browned, breaking up as it’s cooked.
- Broth– Pour the broth and seasoning and allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes or until liquids evaporate.
- Sauce– Add the marinara (pasta sauce) and bring to a soft boil. Pour in the heavy whipping cream and bring to a soft boil.
- Pasta– Cook your favorite pasta al dente. Drain water.
Chef’s TIP– Check out our detailed post on homemade bolognese sauce.
|Though we love using vegetables |
for the sauce that we list, feel free to use whatever you have on hand.
How to serve Bolognese?
Bolognese may be served with just about any pasta. Once the pasta is cooked, serve the meaty bolognese sauce over the pasta and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
How to store Bolognese?
- Fridge– Store bolognese meat sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Then, reheat and serve over the hot pasta of choice.
- Freeze– You can freeze the sauce for up to 3 months.
- With Pasta – Refrigerate up for four days. To reheat, cook over med/low heat until reheated. We like to add some butter during the reheating. (NOTE: We recommend not freezing the bolognese with the pasta.)
Friends, I hope this classic Italian recipe becomes a family favorite, as it has become with ours. It truly is a fantastic recipe.
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Classic Bolognese Recipe
- 1 recipe of bolognese sauce
- 8 oz pasta of choice
- parmesan cheese, freshly grated (to serve)