Spaghetti Bolognaise

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

40 Minutes

Total Time:

1 hour


4 servings


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion yellow or white
  • 1/3 cup grated carrot
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • salt & freshly cracked pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 500 g ground beef best quality
  • 500 g mild Italian pork sausage
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. dried mint
  • 2 cups of your favourite marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or half and half / or cream*
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Reggiano divided
  • 8 ounces dried pasta noodles bucatini or pappardelle recommended


  1. Heat olive oil in a Saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, carrot, celery, and a pinch of salt. Cook until softened for about 10 minutes.
  3. Then add minced garlic, stir, and cook one minute.
  4. Pour in red wine, and cook until absorbed, about two minutes.
  5. Add ground beef and Italian sausage, and sprinkle a healthy pinch of salt and pepper onto the meats. Cook until browned, breaking into very small pieces as they cook.
  6. Pour in milk and simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Stir in dried oregano, dried basil, crushed red pepper, dried mint, and marinara sauce.
  8. Taste the sauce, and season with salt and pepper if desired. Simmer the sauce, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes. Stir occasionally and taste again to season if necessary.
  9. Cook pasta according to package directions, minus one minute.
  10. Transfer strained, cooked pasta noodles directly into the sauce. Stir in freshly chopped basil and half of the parmesan.
  11. Serve hot with remaining parmesan sprinkled on top!