Update: This was first posted in Jun 2008, now updated with new photos and improved recipe.
Spaghetti Bolognese is a popular Italian pasta dish served with a tomato-based meat sauce. This is the fondest childhood pasta memory of mine, and also the earliest pastas I know of & enjoyed when I was a kid. Ordering a plate from anyplace was such a treat back then. Now, I get to enjoy this dish with a yummy home-made bolognese sauce. The meat sauce can be prepared in advanced – warm the sauce and combine it with the cooked pasta just before serving. In fact, I made a huge batch of sauce over the weekend, freeze the extras in individual serving bags and thaw them when needed. In this way, we can have delicious bolognese pasta dinners anytime, even on busy weekday nights.
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.
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 15
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).