Homemade Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Homemade Bolognese Sauce Recipe

How To Make Homemade Bolognese Sauce

Make your own homemade bolognese sauce with our wonderful recipe! This rich tomato-and-meat sauce is perfect for all kinds of pasta dishes like lasagna.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 4clovesgarliccrushed
  • 1onionfinely diced
  • 1carrotfinely diced
  • 1ribceleryfinely diced
  • 1lbground beef
  • ½ lbground pork
  • 1 ¼cupsred wineor beef broth
  • 1cupwhole milk
  • 28ozwhole tomatoeswith juice
  • 4tbsptomato paste
  • 1tspItalian Seasoning
  • 1bay leaf
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • pappardelleor tagliatelle, or any long pasta


  1. Over medium heat, cook onion in olive oil for about 3 to 4 minutes, until it starts to soften.

  2. Add garlic, carrot, and celery. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until softened.

  3. Add ground beef and pork. Brown until no pink remains, then drain fat.

  4. Add wine and simmer until evaporated for about 7 to 9 minutes. Add milk and simmer until evaporated for about 6 to 7 minutes.

  5. Stir in tomato paste, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, and the tomatoes with juice. Break tomatoes up with a spoon.

  6. Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Then drain, reserving 1 ½ cups of pasta water.

  8. Toss pasta with the bolognese sauce, adding pasta water to thin out if needed.

  9. Serve hot with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes


To store your homemade bolognese sauce, place in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap. It will last for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. If storing in the freezer, leave about an inch for expansion, or simply place in a zippered freezer bag. Your sauce will be good for around 2 to 3 months. To reheat, first defrost in the refrigerator, then heat on the stovetop or in a microwave, stirring every 15 to 20 seconds, until it’s heated through.



  • Calories: 1703.99kcal
  • Fat: 117.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 42.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.89g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 53.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.51g
  • Fiber: 4.56g
  • Sugar: 9.68g
  • Protein: 93.32g
  • Cholesterol: 384.33mg
  • Sodium: 2314.68mg
  • Calcium: 221.76mg
  • Potassium: 2348.29mg
  • Iron: 8.32mg
  • Vitamin A: 153.14µg
  • Vitamin C: 25.28mg
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