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overhead shot of a bowl filled with zoodles and topped with Homemade Bolognese Sauce

Homemade Bolognese Sauce

Katerina | Diethood
A hearty pasta sauce made with crushed tomatoes, fresh herbs, olive oil, garlic, and ground chuck.
Servings : 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr



  • 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…


Calories: 330 kcal | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Protein: 17 g | Fat: 24 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 58 mg | Sodium: 296 mg | Potassium: 713 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 2299 IU | Vitamin C: 19 mg | Calcium: 124 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Net Carbs: 11 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef bolognese, pasta sauce recipe