Homemade Bolognese Sauce

Posted on March 27th, 2017 by admin

Homemade Bolognese SauceMost canned pasta sauces are full of sugar and salt. Make this healthier version at home and pair with whole wheat pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce. This sauce is really easy to make and also freezes beautifully if you’d like to freeze half the recipe and have some on hand for those nights where you just don’t have time to cook.

Printable PDF of the recipe: Homemade Bolognese Sauce


Onions, small, diced 1 each 1 each
Garlic cloves, minced 5 each 5 each
Mushrooms, sliced 1 cups 250 mL
Zucchini, medium, chopped 1 each 1 each
Peppers, diced 1 each 1 each
Olive oil 2 Tbsp 30 mL
Ground beef 2 ½ cups 600 g
Diced tomatoes, low sodium, canned, 796 mL 1 each 1 each
Tomato paste, canned, 156 mL 1 each 1 each
Sugar 1 Tbsp 15 mL
Black pepper 1 tsp 5 mL
Dried oregano 2 Tbsp 30 mL
Dried thyme 1 Tbsp 15 mL
Dried basil 2 Tbsp 30 mL
Chili powder 1 tsp 5 mL
Dried parsley 1 tsp 5 mL
Salt ¼ tsp 1 mL


Directions: Homemade Bolognese Sauce Label

  1. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef in 1 Tbsp of olive oil.
  2. In a large stock pot, add the remaining olive oil the vegetables. Sauté until tender, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Once the beef has browned, add to the stock pot. Add the remainder of the ingredients to the stock pot.
  4. Simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes.


Makes 8 servings (273 g /serving).  1 serving = 1 cup

Prepared By: Samantha Penlington, Registered Nurse & Nutritionist
NutritionRx ● Email: info@nutritonrx.ca ● Phone: (519) 520-9549 ● Website: www.nutritionrx.ca