Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce






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This Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce is a simple, shortcut version of the classic comfort food! It’s a freezer-friendly, family-friendly, and nourishing dinner option that the entire family can agree on.

There’s not a single dish that is more popular in my house! My Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce is a simple, rustic, Italian dinner that makes my life easier…and you’re about to see why!

With three young boys and a husband to feed each night, it can be challenging to find meals that appeal to the entire family. I know I’m not alone in this either, since I hear from so many of you every single day with the same exact struggle.

What one person loves, the other does not. It’s just the reality, and it’s something that I deal with on a daily basis. Feeding a family is all about compromise, so I do my best to keep everyone happy by serving a variety of dinners each week.

However, with this Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce, nobody has to compromise!  The cozy, hearty, and healthy meal makes every single one of my boys happy…which makes me happy! Plus, it’s so darn simple!

While a classic Bolognese Sauce might require hours of time simmering on the stovetop, I’ve created a quicker, easier option that suits our busy lives. At this time of year, with the holiday excitement surrounding us, I know that you will appreciate a shortcut version of the classic favorite too!

And don’t forget — this Bolognese sauce is a freezer-friendly option that you can prepare in advance and keep stashed in your freezer for hectic, last-minute meals. It makes a big batch, and the leftovers will come in very handy!



Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese SaucePrep 10 mins

Cook 30 mins

Total 40 mins

Author The Seasoned Mom


  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • 1/3 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 lb. lean or extra-lean ground beef (at least 93% lean)
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional for a bit spicy kick)
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes (I like San Marzano tomatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
Read the whole recipe on The Seasoned Mom