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Quick Spaghetti Bolognese

Looking for an easy pasta dish recipe? This simple and quick spaghetti Bolognese is your answer. The 30 minutes Bolognese sauce is delicious, rich and flavour packed. This deliciously easy spaghetti Bolognese recipe is so simple that you can’t hate on it.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British, Italian
Keyword: quick spaghetti bolognese, spaghetti bolognese
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke


  • saucepan


  • 500 g Beef mince
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 Beef bouillon cube
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 400 g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup Spaghetti water, red wine or water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt, more to add to the spaghetti
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • Basil handful to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Pecorino to serve


  • Start off by frying the chopped onions in the oil until soft and translucent, say 1 to 2 minutes. Then add the garlic and fry for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Followed by the mincemeat, add it to the above and fry until the mince is browned and no longer pink.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer on medium heat for another 5 to 8 minutes. When adding the stock cube, crumble into the sauce or add to the sauce and use the back of a ladle to break it into the sauce. Mix to combine
  • Whilst you are waiting for the sauce to simmer, boil the spaghetti according to instructions with salt (cooks between 7 to 10 minutes or until al dente). Drain but reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water.
  • Add about a half a cup of water to the mince sauce and mix to combine. Continue to cook on low heat for another 15 minutes. (add more water if need be, stirring occasionally and keep an eye so it doesn’t burn) check for salt and pepper and adjust to preference.
    Take it off the heat and serve over spaghetti. You can even toss the spaghetti onto the mince sauce


• Make this recipe yours, add any dried or fresh herbs of choice
• The meat sauce tastes even better the next day and that makes it perfect for a make-ahead recipe.