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BEST Bolognese Sauce Recipe

This easy recipe truly is the BEST Bolognese Sauce recipe. Loaded with so many vegetables, ground beef with vegetables and a hearty sauce.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Valentina


  • 2 Tbsp oil (canola or olive oil)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely cubed
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely cubed
  • 14 oz can diced tomato
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 24 oz marinara (pasta sauce)


  • In a deep skillet, heat the oil. Once hot, add the chopped onion and until tender.
  • Add in the celery, red pepper, carrot, garlic and diced tomatoes. Saute the vegetables until tender, 5-7 minutes.
  • Then, add the ground beef and cook until fully browned, breaking up as needed.
  • Season with italian seasoning, bay leaf, salt, pepper and paprika. Pour in the beef broth and allow to simmer until the broth is almost evaporated, about 20 minutes.
  • Add in the pasta sauce and bring to a boil. Pour in the heavy whipping cream and bring to a soft boil. Top with fresh chopped greens.
  • Serve over pasta and enjoy.