Introduction: Spaghetti bolognese, a beloved Italian pasta dish, is known for its rich and hearty meat sauce served over pasta. This timeless recipe is a favorite in many households.


  • Spaghetti pasta
  • Ground beef (or a combination of beef and pork)
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Tomato paste
  • Canned tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes)
  • Red wine (optional)
  • Beef broth
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning (or a combination of dried herbs like basil, oregano, and thyme)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat. Add finely chopped onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Cook until softened.
  2. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon.
  3. Stir in tomato paste and cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Pour in canned tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes) and red wine if using, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add Italian seasoning, beef broth, salt, and black pepper. Reduce heat and let the sauce simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  6. While the sauce simmers, cook the spaghetti pasta according to the package instructions until al dente.
  7. Once the sauce has thickened, taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  8. Serve the spaghetti topped with the bolognese sauce and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.

Suggested Serving:

  • Serve classic spaghetti bolognese with a side of garlic bread or a simple green salad for a complete meal.

Benefits: Classic spaghetti bolognese offers a comforting and flavorful pasta dish, perfect for family dinners or gatherings.

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