Pasta Bolognese with Ragu Sauce

What more could you want for dinner? 

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We love easy recipes. Actually, this whole blog is about just that, easy and delicious. And believe us, if you want easy and delicious Pasta Bolognese should be at the top of your list.

The Ragu Sauce Bolognese Pasta is super simple to make and will be gone from the plates before you know it. You can have them for lunch or dinner and it’s guaranteed everyone will love them.

Best of all, you can freeze the extra sauce for later. How’s that for smart cooking?

Now, you’ve probably noticed the trend already. We’re big fans of Italian food. This particular dish was first made around 1891, but the modern recipe has come a far way.  Presently, there are about a billion ways to make them, and as always we chose one of the easiest. Because we’re wizards of time management, of course.

So get out your secret stash of pasta ( we do hope you have one) and get ready for absolute deliciousness. We dare say this is just as good as restaurant made, so you can save money next time you crave glorious pasta bolognese.


Pasta Bolognese Ingredients

Pasta Bolognese Ingredients


You can use any type of pasta you prefer. The original recipe uses spaghetti but anything goes. We went with gluten free pasta, to make sure everyone at the table can eat.

12 oz beef

Our advice is to choose meat that has more fat. If you prefer, you can even use a mix of pork and beef. 

5 oz pancetta

Pancetta is an Italian specialty that really adds to the delicious taste of this dish. If you really can’t find pancetta in your local stores, it can be replaced with bacon.  

2-3 big, ripe tomatoes


6 oz thick tomato juice

We recommend homemade for best results, but store bought works too

1 carrot, 1 onion, and 1-2 celery

Diced and mixed

2-3 tbs olive oil

Heated in a pan before adding ingredients.

1.5 oz butter

Mix in with olive oil for flavor

3 oz white wine and 33 oz water


How to make Pasta Bolognese with Ragu Sauce

Step 1

Pell and chop onions, carrots and celery.  Cut your pancetta or bacon finely too, but don’t mix it with the vegetables. 

Step 2

Heat some olive oil and butter in a pan. Add your onion and cook it until transparent. Add pancetta, carrots, and celery next.

Step 3

Fry vegetables until softened on medium heat, about 10 minutes. Add your beef and steer until everything is well mixed.  Cook for another 4-5 minutes while constantly stirring. You know you’re ready when the meat has browned.

Step 4

ARaise heat and add white wine. Reduce the alcohol for a minute or two then add tomatoes and tomato juice. Stir well and add water and seasoning. 

Step 5

Now, we said this is an easy recipe, but it’s not exactly a quick one. The sauce takes about 3 hours to cook. Good news is that you only need to stir it every now and then. 

Step 6

Add your extra sauce to bottles or bags and freeze it for later use.

Step 7

Now all you need is pasta. Boil your favorite type of pasta and mix it with the sauce in a pan. 

Enjoy your Pasta Bolognese with Ragu Sauce with a garnish of parmesan and a glass of  Aperol Spritz. 

Pasta Bolognese ready to eat

Pasta Bolognese with Ragu Sauce

So good you’ll want seconds and thirds

Time: 20 min (3 hours if you don’t have the sauce ready made)| Difficulty: Medium |


  • 10 oz pasta
  • 3.5 oz parmezan
  • tomato and basil for garnish


  • 12 oz beef or beef and pork mix
  • 5 oz pancetta
  • 2-3 tomatoes
  • 6oz thick tomato juice
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onnion
  • 1-2 celery
  • 2-3 tbs olive oil
  • 1.5 oz butter
  • 33 oz hot water
  • season to taste

1. Peel onion and chop. Dice pancetta, carrots, and celery. 

2. Heat oil with butter. Cook onion until softened. Cook pancetta until crispy then add carrot and celery. 

3. Add beef and mix well. Cook for 4-5 min on medium-high heat until meat is browned.

4. Add wine and cook on high heat for a few minutes. Reduce heat and add tomato, tomato juice, and water.

5. Cook sauce on low heat for about 3 hours.

6. Add extra sauce to bottles or bags and freeze it.

7. Cook pasta and mix with sauce in a pan. Serve garnished with parmesan and basil.

Goes wonderfully with a glass of Aperol Spritz.


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