Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Bolognese is a common household dish and everyone knows how to cook their own simple or fancy version. It is an easy spaghetti bolognese recipe.

Bolognese historically means meat-based sauce, originating from Bologna in Italy. There are many ways to pair the sauce with a variety of pasta but commonly spaghetti or fettuccine is used.

I have been using ready-made pasta sauce from supermarket shelves for a while now so I decided to perfect my Bolognese sauce by making it from scratch.

I am happy I manage to cook one without too many fancy ingredients but still manage to deliver a satisfying meat-based sauce.

It is simple ingredients for easy spaghetti bolognese recipe: beef mince, carrot, mushrooms, onion, garlic, wine, vinegar, tomato paste.

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Easy spaghetti bolognese recipe with beef mince, carrot, mushrooms, onion, garlic, wine, vinegar and tomato paste.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 762 kcal


  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 250 g spaghetti
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup parmesan optional
  • paper


  • Make a slit on the tomato and submerge it in hot water, leaving it for 5 minutes. Remove it from the water and feel off the skin. Cut open the tomato, discard the core and roughly chop the flesh.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, cook onion and garlic and saute till fragrant, then add the carrots and cook until softened.
  • Toss in the mushrooms and cook for 1 to 2 mins or till softened.
  • Add beef and turn up the heat, stir fry until it is lightly browned and no lumps of meat remain.
  • Stir in the balsamic vinegar and red wine, allowing it to bubble and slightly reduced.
  • Now add the chopped tomato and the tomato paste. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti till al-dente in a pot of boiling water. Remove a half cup of the pasta water carefully and add to the sauce.
  • Cook the sauce for further 10-15 minutes until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat and add a dash of olive oil.
  • To serve, drain the spaghetti and using a thong, dish it onto a plate. Top the pasta with ladles of Bolognese sauce.
  • If you like, grate some Parmesan cheese on top and serve the pasta hot.
Keyword Bolognese, Bolognese Recipe, Spaghetti
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