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Spaghetti Bolognese

   
Bolognese Sauce

Home-made Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Traditionally, the bolognese sauce is served with tagliatelle (long flat pasta noodles), but you can use any type of pasta you like, such as paghetti.

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 15

Ingredients

  • 300g bolognese sauce (see recipe here)
  • 2 servings of spaghetti or other pasta (about 160g)
  • water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded parsmesan cheese and chopped parsley optional

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of water with 1 tbsp sea salt to a boil.  Cook pasta according until al dente. Drain and set aside the pasta, reserving some of the pasta water.
  2. Warm bolognese sauce in a saucepan. Set aside 1-2 ladles of sauce in a bowl.
  3. Add cooked pasta to the meat sauce in saucepan. Add pasta water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to bind the pasta together.
  4. Season with freshly cracked black pepper. Plate the pasta to serving dishes and top with the remaining meat sauce. Top with parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.

Noob Cook Tip:

The meat sauce can be prepared in advanced - freeze the sauce in individual serving bags and thaw them when needed (either stove top or microwave).

                                           

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24 Responses to “Spaghetti Bolognese”

  1. Susan — July 2, 2008 @ 4:59 am

    Let so-called “pro cooks” laugh, Wiffy. It matters nothing in the scheme of things. If you are happy with your repast, that it all that counts. I am arch w/ suspicion by those who choose to judge others by so quibbling details.

    As usual, your photos rock. The exposures are first rate, but I don’t have to tell you that. And your recipe rocks, too. :D

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  2. Nilmandra — July 2, 2008 @ 9:02 pm

    I just posted a spag bol recipe too, what a coincidence! :D Sometimes I use prepared tomato sauce as well (especially if it’s on offer), although a can of chopped tomatoes doesn’t differ very much in terms of preparation. As long as it tastes good and healthy and is quick to prepare, who cares! :up:

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  3. daphne — July 3, 2008 @ 11:20 am

    Cheating? That’s not cheating! Using a jar is cheating. =)

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  4. tess — December 6, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

    i like my spaghetti mixed with all ingriedients so that the noodles are also soaked with the other engriedients;it’s more tastier!!!

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  5. tess — December 6, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

    i also add suchinni in my mixture coz this vegetable makes it more tastier…

    it’s not as dry as what you have shown on the photo!

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  6. Min — January 9, 2009 @ 1:15 am

    hi, would like to know is it a must to add veg stock?

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  7. Angie@Angie's Recipes — December 24, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    This is my husband’s favourite dinner. Yours looks great!
    Happy Holidays!

    Angie

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    • wiffy replied: — December 26th, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

      Hey Angie, Happy Holidays! :)

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  8. The Sudden Cook — December 24, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Just had this for dinner last night! Happy Holidays and may your cooking adventures continue to rock in 2013!

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    • wiffy replied: — December 26th, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

      Hey, great to see your note! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

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  9. HoppingHammy — December 26, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    It’s amazing that you continue finding ways to improve your already great recipes! I very much like the blue striped fabric you chose as the table cloth in the photo. Quite striking!

    Hope you had happy holidays. :)

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  10. rain — December 30, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    add honey and belacan chilli into the sauce! my two secret ingredients

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