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Spaghetti Bolognese – Semi Homemade at it’s Best!

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Spaghetti Bolognese, full of flavor, vegetables and semi-homemade!  Spaghetti is one of our family’s favorite meals.  It’s a quick and delicious meal that is great any time of the year.  I love making homemade spaghetti sauce, however, it takes A LOT of time!  It’s one of those recipes that is good and hearty, however, timewise, isn’t always practical.

SEMI HOMEMADE SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

One of the reasons I like make making homemade sauce is because I can control what goes into the sauce.  I can limit the sugar AND include secret vegetables that I want the kids to actually eat! With Spaghetti Bolognese, I can hide carrots into the sauce and they never know!  Since the sauce is really blended down, they don’t detect them, which is a win in my book!

When we first got married, my Mother-in-law made a different version of Spaghetti and meat sauce then what I was used to.  They like to focus more directly on the actual sauce and not a lot of meat.  For my family, the meat was the focus!  More meat the better!

Before we get to the recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese, here are a couple of facts about Spaghetti Bolognese.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE?

Bolognese Sauce is basically a meat based sauce that originated in Bologna, Italy.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO MAKE IT HOMEMADE?

That is the great thing about this sauce!  It can be made homemade, semi-homemade, or totally from a jar!

A jar?  WHAT?  That is a disgrace! No, not really.  Sometimes life is just to busy and spending hours prepping this sauce isn’t possible.  Especially when it comes to dinner on a weeknight!  Until recently, I hadn’t found a store bought spaghetti sauce that I really liked.

That is until I discovered  Ragu Simply Pasta Sauces!

These new sauces are flavorful and come in the following sauces: Traditional, Chunky Garden Vegetable, Chunky Marinara, and Flavored with Meat!

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BOLOGNESE

If you prefer to make your Bolognese homemade, you can add in beef, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, stock, black pepper, garlic and onions.

WHAT MAKES RAGU SIMPLY PASTA SAUCES WORTH TRYING

They make the sauces with 100% olive oil, vine-ripened tomatoes, has no added sugar, and have ingredients like carrots, bell peppers, zucchini, onions, and spices!

Now you can get your kids to eat their veggies without them actually SEEING the vegetables!  Another reason I am loving the new Ragu Simply Pasta Sauces is that they have no artificial colors, no artificial flavors AND NO high-fructose corn syrup!

Ragu recently connected with 1,000 moms across America and talked to them about what bothers them the most when it comes to eat prepared food and that is how they came up with these amazing sauces!

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPAGHETTI SAUCE AND BOLOGNESE?

Spaghetti sauce is basically a marinara sauce made with a lot of tomatoes. Bolognese is more of a meat sauce with just a touch of tomato for flavor.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese, full of flavor, vegetables and semi-homemade!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Romano Grated Cheese
  • 12 oz Spaghetti
  • 24 oz jar of Ragu Simply Pasta Sauce
  • One bay leaf

Instructions:

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is ready to go, add in the ground beef and brown on all sides.

Then add in the pepper and kosher salt. Cook 10 minutes, frequently stirring until the meat is cooked thoroughly. Reduce heat to low.

Add in the Pasta Sauce and simmer 35 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.

Five minutes before sauce is done simmering, remove bay leaf, add in the Parmesan cheese. Stir.

Serve sauce over pasta, a side salad and a slice of bread.

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese - Semi Homemade at it's Best!

Rhonda
Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese, full of flavor, vegetables and semi-homemade!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Entrees
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 709 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Romano Grated Cheese
  • 12 oz Spaghetti
  • 24 oz jar of Ragu Simply Pasta Sauce
  • One bay leaf

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is ready to go, add in the ground beef and brown on all sides.
  • Then add in the black pepper and kosher salt. Cook 10 minutes, frequently stirring until the meat is cooked thoroughly. Reduce heat to low.
  • Add in the Ragu Simply Pasta Sauce and simmer 35 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 5 minutes before sauce is done simmering, remove bay leaf, add in the Parmesan cheese. Stir.
  • Serve sauce over pasta, a side salad and a slice of bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 709kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 52gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 2115mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8g
Keyword easy dinner, Easy recipe, how to make spaghetti bolognese, Momskoop, Semi-homemade bolognese, Spaghetti Bolognese
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