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Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe, Simple and Delicious

Updated on June 29, 2013

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese, Quick and easy Recipe
Spaghetti Bolognese, Quick and easy Recipe | Source

Spaghetti Bolognese

3.7 out of 5 stars from 3 ratings of if you like this recipe.

Quick and Easy

I love pasta. It is a versatile food, it is quick and easy to prepare, and depending on your mood, pasta can be prepared as either a simple dish, or a very elaborate one.

Spaghetti Bolognese is one of my favorite pasta dishes.

The traditional bolognese sauce (ragu ala bolognese) served with tagliatelle, is not served with parmesan cheese and generally has very little sauce. I was pretty surprised when I tried it in Italy, as it did not even vaguely resemble the bolognese sauce that I grew up eating, and while it was very tasty, moms version of this dish is what I long for when I think of spaghetti bolognese. It is easy to cook and tastes delicious. A a real comfort food.

Fresh Salad to Compliment your Pasta Dish

A fresh salad always seemed to accompany this dish in my house
A fresh salad always seemed to accompany this dish in my house | Source

Fun to eat

When I was a child, I was always happy when my mom cooked
spaghetti bolognese. I loved the delicious taste, and for me it was real fun to eat.
I usually made quite a mess, but boy did I enjoy it.
I would even willingly eat some of the fresh garden salad that
always seemed to accompany this dish in my house.

Jamie's Italy [Hardcover]

Impress your friends

Nowadays I cook spaghetti bolognese for my family and friends when they come over. A well prepared spaghetti bolognese is a dish that everyone will enjoy.

A tasty pasta, a simple salad with vinaigrette dressing, and some nice red wine, what could be better.

I noticed that most people like this dish.

I hope you and your family enjoy it too

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti Bolognese | Source


1. 1 pkt spaghetti (500g)

2. 500g minced beef ( I use cuts of beef that are not too fatty,like topside)

3. 2 onions finely diced

4. 3 Cloves of garlic finely diced

5. 1 Beef cube

6. 500g Tomato puree (store bought tomato puree is fine)

7. 2 tbsp Tomato paste

8. Pinch of crushed black pepper

9. Salt to taste

10. 1 tsp Dried oregano

11. Handful of fresh basil as garnish (optional)

12. Some grated Parmesan

13. Olive oil

Quick and Easy Bolognese Sause

Bolognese Sauce
Bolognese Sauce | Source

Cooking Method

1.Cook pasta as per instructions on packet, drain and put on the side.

2. Heat your pot, add a good splash of olive oil , add minced beef, fry until beef is slightly browned.

3. Add diced onions and garlic stir for around two minutes until you can smell the delicious aroma but the garlic is not yet browned.

4. Add half cup water

5. Add beef cube,oregano,salt & pepper

6. Put in the tomato puree and tomato past stir well

7. Lower heat and simmer for five minutes

Plate the cooked spaghetti, ladle Bolognese sauce on top, sprinkle parmesan cheese and Garnish with fresh basil.

Voila.. there you have it, delicious ( I'm getting hungry just thinking about it)
Spaghetti Bolognese.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe
Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe | Source


Spaghetti cooked to perfection
Spaghetti cooked to perfection | Source

Cooking Preference

Just a little side note, I personally like my pasta cooked al dente, which means that, I prefer my spaghetti a little more firm. I do not follow most pasta packets instructions, but rather drain the pasta from the hot water a little earlier. I cannot tell you exactly how much earlier as each brand of pasta has a different cooking time. But what I do is, while cooking the spaghetti, I fish out a couple of strands and take a bite, look at the center of the spaghetti, if you can see a tiny dot in the center, then its ready to be served. If the color is the same throughout then for me its overcooked.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti Bolognese | Source

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      ketage 4 years ago from Croatia

      Thanks peachpurple for commenting, and for voting up :)

      spaghetti really is one of my favorite pasta recipes and this one is real fast to cook, so i end up having it at least a couple of times a month.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yummy spaghetti recipe. Simple and easy to follow. Voted up