Spaghetti Bolognese (The Easy Way)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I usualy make my Bolognese the traditional way, but tried this version a few nights ago, and the family just loved it. This is a quick and easy version and I might start making this a little more often now!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tablesppoon of the oil in a large frying pan. Add mince and cook until just lightly browned, drain in colander to remove excess fat.
  2. Put the remainder (1/2 tablespoon) of the oil in the pan and add onion, bacon and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the drained mince back inot the pan and cook for a further 3 minutes, or until well browned.
  4. Add the soup, stock, wine, ketchup or paste, bay leaf and oregano. Bring to the boil.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste (if desired).
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve over cooked spaghetti and top with parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley.
  8. Serve with crusty fresh bread or garlic bread.
Most Helpful

Tisme you are right this is an easy way to make Bolognese. I LOVED it and the ease of which to make it. Products are usually on hand for me so makes it so much easier as well. I followed your directions to a T using a Nero D'Avola (Sicilian wine) of course had to have a wine to drink with dinner so the sauce, DH, and I shared a bottle. I love the flavors. I used the tomatoe paste as opposed to the ketchup. All in all I will make this again as it comes to gether so quickly.n This is a great sauce to have for company as well because it is not the normal pasta sauce and makes the dinner that much more special for friends and family. Served with a romaine salad, crusty garlic bread, and shaved cheese wedges on top.

Chef1MOM-Connie April 05, 2013

This was easy to make and we enjoyed the taste. I used tomato paste but it ws still sweet and we liked it that way. Made for Aus/NZ Swap.

Lavender Lynn December 03, 2011

We enjoyed this a lot and I will make it again! Didnt watch the expiration date very well on my bacon and it expired so I used a bag of real bacon bits which worked great. I added the garlic, onion, and bacon bits to the ground chuck and browned. Drained the grease from the pan and than added the remainder of the ingredients using tomato paste instead of ketchup. When I added the salt and pepper I thought I added a bit to much salt but after simmering it was perfect but will be careful with the salt next time. A very nice deep rich flavor and not sweet like a store bought jar of spaghetti sauce. This is definitely a treat! Thank you Tisme for posting your quick version of spaghetti bolognese. Made and reviewed for the Australian/New Zealand forums 12 Days of Christmas pressies.

lauralie41 December 18, 2008