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Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

With this Spaghetti Bolognese recipe, the technique of the Italian classic has been simplified so you can create a tasty meal in under 30 minutes. 

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword meat sauce recipe, spag bol recipe, Spaghetti Bolognese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 487 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 28 ounce can of crushed or pureed tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 good sized handful fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ pound spaghetti
  • Grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese for serving optional


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until lightly golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and fry another minute.

  2. Add the ground beef; fry until fully cooked and no pink shows at all in the meat (about 8 minutes). Add the oregano and tomato paste and mix with the meat.

  3. Add the tomatoes, parsley, and bring to a boil. Season with the salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, and cook for at least 15 minutes (you can cook longer for a deeper flavor).

  4. In the meantime, cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Drain and serve topped with the sauce and cheese (if using).

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Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Potassium 539mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 19.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.