This might be the best spaghetti bolognese recipe you’ll ever make. This classic meal will impress your guests or satisfy a hungry family. Either way, it’s a winner.
Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe
When I travel a lot, go out of town, or have very busy weeks at work; I crave family sized meals that will feed my picky eaters but also yield leftovers. If you don’t know this about me by now… I am quite the lunch aficionado.
One of the reasons I plan dinner is so that I can have the ingredients on hand to make totally awesome lunches. I love lunch.
Of course, this isn’t a “lunch” recipe… It’s dinner. But I sure love taking that one serving of leftover spaghetti bolognese in my thermos to work the next day!
I love this recipe because it’s easy to put together, I have most of the ingredients in my pantry, and my entire family loves it. One meal for everyone, where I don’t get any complaints!
It might seem like the recipe itself has a lot of ingredients… but most are seasonings. You’ll need a little wine for the recipe, so either feel free to pop open a bottle and have a glass while you cook… or use that half a glass leftover from a dinner party. The wine builds the body of the recipe and it cooks off -so it’s totally safe for the kids to eat.
My youngest, loves this sauce so much that he waited for me to go inside to get a spoon to help himself to the bowl! So much for photographing the food intact. It ended up being all about him and the happiness he feels around good food.
This bolognese recipe is the real deal. It reminds me of when I visited Italy in ’95 for the first time. The woman who managed the house my school rented for our ski trip (I was living in Germany at the time) made what I thought was the best spaghetti sauce ever. This is as close as it gets.
Unlike some of the other amazing family dinner recipes, this isn’t a quick 30 minute meal. I suggest you cook this on a weekend while you prep your food for the week and are in-and-out of the kitchen.
Don’t be afraid of adding the cinnamon and nutmeg (if you have them) the amount is so small but it gives them that “secret ingredient” taste that tells you “this is the real deal”. If you must omit the wine, know that the sauce will be fantastic but missing “something”.
Make this once and try it out. I guarantee you wish you had doubled the recipe. Well, at least I know you’ll do that “next time”.