Hearty Bolognese Sauce

Tomatoes are without a doubt one of my favorite ingredients. They work in SO many recipes. Salads, stews, sauces, salsas, as toppings, roasted, grilled… you name it. I have recently been craving a hearty bolognese over my traditional meat sauce.

What is the difference between the two? Well for one, some different ingredients, but two, the bolognese sauce is cooked down until it is thick and hearty. I made this for a nice weeknight dinner, and we wanted it again the same week.


Healthy Bolognese Sauce

Hearty Bolognese Sauce

Give yourself 30-minutes and you’ll have the perfect Italian-style dinner. Guilt-free!

Easy Bolognese Sauce

Want other sauce recipes? Try these:

How to make easy bolognese sauce

Hearty Bolognese

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 0:30 Serves 4



  • Chop carrots, onion, tomatoes, and mushrooms- set aside
  • Heat oil and garlic in pan
  • Add chopped carrots, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and peas
  • Let cook for 3-5 minutes until veggies are somewhat softened and onions translucent
  • Add meat and let cook, mixing often, until brown
  • Add in tomato paste and mix well
  • Add in red wine, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, ground garlic and red pepper flakes- mix well
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes until flavors are combined and bolognese is thick
  • Serve hot over zucchini linguine (or desired pasta)!
  • Recipe Notes

  • I use the Paderno Spiralizer for my zucchini linguini
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