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Pantry Staple Spaghetti Bolognese

10 Minutes + 35 Minutes Cooking



Indulge in a classic comfort food with a twist – Pantry Staple Spaghetti Bolognese! This delicious dish is made with simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. Tender spaghetti noodles are smothered in a rich, savory tomato-based sauce that’s bursting with flavor. Perfect for a cozy night in, or for feeding a hungry crowd.

Satisfy your cravings with this hearty and filling meal, that’s easy to make and loved by all. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a dish to impress your guests, this Pantry Staple Spaghetti Bolognese has got you covered. So grab a fork and get ready to dig in!



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500 grams ground beef
1 red onion
2 medium carrots
2 celery stalks
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 can tomatoes
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon oregano
salt & pepper to taste
100 grams pecorino *or you can substitute it with parmesan cheese
250 grams fresh pasta
To Finish
fresh parsley
pecorino or parmesan cheese
Nutritional Information
505 Calories
25 g Fat
29 g Protein
41 g Carbs
8 g Sugars


Start with Pasta
Start by heating up a large pot of salted water for the pasta. While the water comes to a boil, chop up a red onion, 2 medium carrots, and 2 celery stalks. Mince 3 garlic cloves and set everything aside.
Heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped vegetables to the skillet and cook until they're soft and fragrant, stirring occasionally. Add in the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Next, add 500 grams of ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking up any large chunks with a spoon. Drain any excess fat if needed.
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Make the Sauce!
Add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste to the skillet and stir until everything is well coated. Pour in 1 can of tomatoes (crushed or diced) and 1/2 tablespoon of sugar. Add in 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Give everything a good stir and let it simmer for about 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened up.
While the sauce simmers, cook your pasta according to package directions until al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.
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Ready to serve?
When the sauce is done, toss the cooked pasta with the bolognese sauce in the skillet. Add in a splash of the reserved pasta water if needed to loosen up the sauce. Grate 100 grams of pecorino cheese over the top and give everything a good toss.
Serve your Pantry Staple Spaghetti Bolognese hot with extra grated cheese on top if desired.
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Don't have ground beef on hand? You can use ground turkey, chicken, or pork instead.
If you're looking for a vegetarian option, simply replace the ground beef with your favorite plant-based protein, such as soy crumbles or lentils. You'll still get the deliciously hearty taste without any meat!
Cook it Low and Slow - For a truly authentic and flavorful bolognese sauce, take your time with the cooking process. Let the sauce simmer on low heat for a few hours, stirring occasionally. This will help the flavors meld together and create a truly mouth-watering dish.
Love Spice? - If you're a fan of spicy food, try adding a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to your bolognese sauce. This will give it a little extra kick that will have your taste buds dancing!
Go Gluten-Free - If you're following a gluten-free diet, don't worry! Simply replace the fresh pasta with your favorite gluten-free alternative, such as brown rice pasta or zucchini noodles.
Leftover Love - This recipe is perfect for meal prepping or making ahead of time. Simply store any leftovers in the fridge or freezer for a quick and easy meal later on. Plus, the flavors will only get better as they have time to meld together!

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