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Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce

Travel to Italy with this hearty pasta that's a breeze to prepare. Our Test Kitchen jazzed up store-bought spaghetti sauce, infusing with fresh-from-the-garden flavor. You'll swear it's homemade!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream or milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 4 ounces uncooked spaghetti


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, carrot, celery, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir in spaghetti sauce and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Stir in cream and parsley. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Add to sauce and toss. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 513 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 992mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 7g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • angela32
    Jul 13, 2020

    I used a pound of ground beef, very tasty!

  • Carol
    Jan 18, 2018

    I had been making this sauce from scratch with Italian tomatoes. This is a lot quicker and tastes just as good. I tried it with homemade spaghetti pasta and some grated fresh parmesan on top...WONDERFUL!

  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Jun 19, 2017

    This was AWESOME! Made a double batch, since there are 3 of us, and happy I did, so we can have leftovers!

  • rebaderci
    Oct 14, 2012

    I doubled this recipe. My family loves this dish. When you are tired of having red sauces, this recipe is a great change. This is going to be our go to recipe when craving a yummy bowl of speghetti. Great way to getting rid of some lasting carrots and celery in the veggie bin. I may try using some roasted chopped up red bell peppers too.

  • JADunn
    Nov 20, 2010

    Very easy, tons of vegies and delicious! One of my favorite comfort foods. I doubled the recipe to make enough for the whole family.

  • slickbabs
    Jul 21, 2009

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