Easy Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Easy Bolognese Sauce Recipe

How To Make Easy Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese sauce is a classic Italian food that will instantly upgrade any simple plate of pasta. Enjoy fresh bites of tomato and beef in every serving!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 50 minutes
Total: 2 hours



  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1onion,chopped
  • 1carrot,peeled and finely chopped
  • 1stalkcelery,finely chopped
  • 1lbground beef
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • 15oztomatoes,crushed
  • 3tbsptomato paste
  • 2cupsbeef broth,or chicken, low sodium
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1cupwhole milk
  • ¾tspkosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large dutch oven over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add the onion, carrot, and celery, and cook until soft for about 7 minutes. Stir in beef and garlic, breaking up meat with back of a spoon. Cook until no longer pink and lightly seared for about 8 minutes.

  2. Add the wine, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook until wine is mostly reduced. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, and bay leaf, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, allowing flavors to meld.

  3. Discard bay leaf, then gradually stir in milk. Cover with a lid slightly ajar and simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until milk is fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 300.41kcal
  • Fat: 19.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.89g
  • Trans Fat: 0.89g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.74g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.86g
  • Fiber: 2.23g
  • Sugar: 6.98g
  • Protein: 17.37g
  • Cholesterol: 57.74mg
  • Sodium: 542.30mg
  • Calcium: 95.79mg
  • Potassium: 767.11mg
  • Iron: 2.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 144.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.17mg
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