Homemade Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Homemade Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Picture this: a cozy Italian trattoria nestled in the heart of Tuscany. The air is filled with the mouthwatering aroma of simmering tomato sauce, garlic, and herbs. The centerpiece of this delightful scene? Our Homemade Classic Spaghetti Bolognese.
This beloved Italian dish is a symphony of flavors that will transport you straight to Italy. It’s a recipe that has been passed down through generations, and now, we’re sharing it with you. From the rich, meaty sauce to the perfectly cooked spaghetti, every element of this dish is designed to please your palate.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, finely grated
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the ground beef. Cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.
  2. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, grated carrot, and chopped celery to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are softened and the onion is translucent.
  3. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, red wine (if using), tomato paste, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the sauce simmers, cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  5. Serve the Bolognese sauce over the cooked spaghetti, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Homemade Classic Spaghetti Bolognese is a comforting Italian dish with a rich, meaty tomato sauce served over perfectly cooked spaghetti. It’s a taste of Italy in every bite!

Nutritional information (per serving): Calories 550 | Fat 22g | Carbohydrates 57g | Protein 30g

Imagine savoring each forkful of this Homemade Classic Spaghetti Bolognese, the flavors dancing on your taste buds, and the warmth of Italy in every bite. Whether you’re sharing it with family or enjoying it on your own, this recipe is sure to become a cherished favorite in your home. Buon appetito!

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