Spaghetti Bolognese (The Easy Way)

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Recipe: #19640

June 20, 2015

"I usually make my Bolognese the traditional way, but tried this version a while back, and the family just loved it. This is a quick and easy version I have made a few times, when I don't have the energy for the traditional way."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (499.6 g)
  • Calories 880.2
  • Total Fat - 36.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 134.6 mg
  • Sodium - 659.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 84.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.8 g
  • Protein - 56.9 g
  • Calcium - 89.9 mg
  • Iron - 8.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan. Add mince and cook until just lightly browned, drain in colander to remove excess fat.

Step 2

Put the remainder (1/2 tablespoon) of the oil in the pan and add onion, bacon and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Add the drained mince back into the pan and cook for a further 3 minutes, or until well browned.

Step 4

Add the soup, stock, wine, ketchup or paste, bay leaf and oregano. Bring to the boil.

Step 5

Add salt and pepper to taste (if desired).

Step 6

Reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 7

Serve over cooked spaghetti and top with parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley.

Step 8

Serve with crusty fresh bread or garlic bread.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


This was as good as I expected it to be, it was a winner at our house and about ready for a rerun! Has me wanting to find those lovely pearl onions to add in next time around! There will be plenty of next times for this one!


review by:
(25 May 2024)


This really was used as a pantry recipe. Therefore, I had no dried oregano, parsley, or Parmesan. We enjoyed it, anyway. Thanks, Tisme.


(11 Oct 2023)


Our grandkids are huge pasta lovers so wanted to try this quick version of Bolognese. I made this as instructed and it turned out perfectly delicious. The kiddos LOVED it!!


review by:
(2 Sep 2022)

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