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Homemade Bolognese Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
A hearty pasta sauce made with crushed tomatoes, fresh herbs, olive oil, garlic, and ground chuck.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 330



  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven set over medium heat.
  • Add the onions to the hot oil and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add celery and carrots; cook for 5 more minutes. Add more oil, if needed.
  • Increase heat to high and add the ground beef; cook for 9 to 10 minutes, or until no longer pink, stirring frequently to break up the beef.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, and basil; bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low.
  • Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Taste for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with grated pecorino romano and parsley.
  • Serve over zoodles, pappardelle, spaghetti, etc…
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Bolognese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 296mg12%
Potassium 713mg20%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2299IU46%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: beef bolognese, pasta sauce recipe