Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce Recipe/ Italian Pasta with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti or Spagetti is a long, thin, solid, cylindrical pasta. Bolognese sauce is a meat (beef) based thick sauce with tomatoes and seasonal vegetables like capsicum, carrots, celery, mushrooms etc. Spaghetti with bolognese sauce is an Italian wholesome meal taken as a starter or main course. Normally the bolognese sauce is a mild spicy gravy with italian spices, herbs and some ground pepper. As a Indian/ keralite or spicy lover I did some changes in the making of the sauce 🙂 I added some extra pepper and chilly powder for this recipe. In my home I have been trying this recipe for many years and my family and friends admire or crave for this recipe always. The minced beef and tomato puree are the base or main ingredient of this gravy. According to the original recipe, Italian’s use more fresh tomatoes for the thick tomato puree and the preparation (slow cook) take 3 to 4 hour. Here I am sharing with you an easier way with my own recipe. For that recipe, I used 1/2 portion of original ingredients as well as 1/2 portion of instant bolognese sauce I bought from supermarket. Trust me! it is very delicious and rich pasta sauce and much much better than normal restaurant style bolognese sauce! Yeah 🙂 I am very sure about that because such comment or appreciation was frequently I received from many who have tasted the sauce. Try and enjoy this recipe. I am giving you here the yummy recipe with full step by step method pictures including the products I have used (It’s not for any brand/product promotion).


Recipe Type:
Italian / Main course
Cooking and Preparation Time :
45 Minutes to 1 Hour
Serve to :
5 to 6

Ingredients For Bolognese Sauce

  • Olive/Any Veg Oil
  • 2 Tablespoon
  • Garlic (Chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 3 (medium) Onion
  • Chopped
  • Minced Beef
  • 500g
  • Bolognese Italian Herbs
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • Ground Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 3(medium)Tomato
  • Chopped
  • 1 small Capsicum
  • Diced
  • 1 Big Carrot
  • Diced
  • Traditional Bolognese Sauce
  •  680gm(1 bottle)
  • water
  • Refer Method
  • Salt
  • To taste

Ingredients For Spaghetti Pasta

  • Spaghetti/Pasta
  • 5oog (1 Packet)
  • Water
  • For Boiling Pasta
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon
  • oil
  • 1 tablespoon


How to Make Italian Bolognese sauce Method With Step By Step Pictures

1. Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan. Add garlic, fry until brown.
2. Add onions, saute until light brown.

3. Add minced beef, saute 2 minutes.
4. Add 1 tablespoon spaghetti bolognese herbs.

5. Add chilli and pepper powders. Mix and saute well.
6. Add tomato, stir until soft.

7. Add vegetables, I used carrot and capsicum.Stir and mix well.
8. Choose any good brand spaghetti bolognese sauce (1 bottle,680gm).

9. Pour to the pan.
10. Combine well.

11. Add water (the same sauce bottle full of water).
12. Add salt for gravy, mix well.

13. Close pan with a heavy lid. slow cook gravy next 20 to 30 minutes.
14. When the meat and vegetables done, uncover the pan cook gravy until thicken or your desirable texture.
The gravy will more thicken and set its resting time.

How to Make Spaghetti Pasta Method with Step by Step Pictures

1. Heat water in a large pan. Add 1 tablespoon salt.
2. and 1 Tablespoon olive/Any Veg oil. Allow boil.

3. Choose a good brand spaghetti/pasta.
4. Add pasta to the boiling water.

5. Cook it 10 to 15 minutes (no need to cover the pan). Stir it occasionally with a fork so the noodles don’t stick to each other or the pan.
6. When Spaghetti is done (Italian’s called it ‘al dente’) it will firm and chewy texture(use package directions as a guide for timing). Take one pasta and do a taste test. Under cooked pasta will have a hard core, and overcooked pasta will be sticky and soggy.

7. When pasta done, drain it and shock them in cold running water(tap water).
8. Dry pasta well and remove water completely. Our Spaghetti pasta is ready to serve.

9. For serving, place spaghetti noodles (as per you need) in a plate.
10. Pour bolognese gravy over the pasta. Garnish with some parmesan or grated cheese (if need)and enjoy!


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