Pasta Bolognese

Bolognese pasta

Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4)

1. Rigatoni / spaghetti /penne pasta – 3 cups

2. Olive oil – 1 – 2 tbsp

3 Ground beef – 1/2 lb

4. Garlic – 3, minced

    Onion – 1/2 cup, chopped

    Carrot – 1 medium-small, chopped

    Celery – 1/2 cup, chopped

5. Red wine – 1/2 cup

6. Crushed tomatoes – 1.5 cup

     Dried thyme and dried oregano –1 pinch each

7. Salt and pepper – To taste

8. Heavy cream / milk – 1/4 cup

9. Fresh green peas – 1/4 cup(optional)

     Basil leaves – A few,  torn (or 2 tbsp minced fresh Italian parsley)

10. Parmesan cheese – 3 – 4 tbsp, grated


1. Heat olive oil in a pan at medium-high heat. Add ground beef and break it down using a spatula. Cook for 4 –5 minutes until it is no longer pink. Add garlic, onion, carrot and celery. Cook for  3 – 4 minutes. Add red wine and cook for a minute. Next add crushed tomatoes, dried thyme and oregano. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 30 – 35 minutes at low heat. If the sauce becomes very thick, add 1/4 – 1/2 cup chicken stock / beef stock. Add 1/4 cup heavy cream and mix well. Cook for 6 – 8 minutes at low heat. Add fresh green peas and cook for 3 – 4 minutes.

2. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/4 cup of pasta cooking liquid. Add cooked pasta to the  sauce and toss well until well-coated with the sauce. Add pasta cooking liquid if required. Switch off. Yummy pasta bolognese is ready to serve! Sprinkle parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Bolognese pasta

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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