Simple Bolognese

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Simple Bolognese

What’s that saying…jack of all trades, master of none? I sometimes feel that way with my cooking. I dabble here, I dabble there, I am always trying something new. So, I don’t have any set of recipes that I always fall back on, that I’ve perfected. I want to work on that. One of the recipes that I want to have up my sleeve, is a simple bolognese sauce. I know that it can be as long and as complicated as you want to make it, but I wanted to start out basic, and go on from there. So, I went to Giada, Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes, and you know what, it was perfect. It was wonderful. I loved it.

The recipe in the book is only slight different than the web sight, Giada’s Simple Bolognese. The website calls for the vegetables to be coarsely chopped, the book calls for a fine mince. I followed the book, and since fine mincing a carrot is not one of my specialties, I used my food processor. It was so quick and easy, toss the garlic and the onion in the food processor first, mince it, and while it is sauteing, process the carrot and celery. So quick and easy, perfect for a weeknight. Actually it was perfect for a Friday night, because the leftovers made fabulous lunches on Saturday and Sunday. Really, is there anything better than leftover spaghetti?? I’m not going to post the recipe, since you can follow the link above, just remember, I recommend following the book’s instructions for a fine mince.


This will be my entry for this week’s Presto Pasta Nights , hosted by it’s lovely creator, Ruth at Once Upon a Feast.

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  1. says

    Oh, what fun to see a post from you in the morning hours! Well, it’s morning for me at least; it’s afternoon for you! This looks lovely. I love bolognese, but rarely make it. Now after looking at your picture, I want it for lunch. And dinner. YUM!

  2. Pam says

    Paula, yes it’s early for me! I took a personal day off of work. Last year, I ended up being sick so much that they used my personal days! So, this year, I am making sure that I use them!

  3. says

    That looks good! I can’t believe that I have never thought to chop the vegetables in a food processor. Though I like the chunky sauce I think it is time to try a not so chunky sauce.

  4. says

    What’s not to love about a good bolognese? It looks excellent. I have some I made (and have yet to post..woops!) in the freezer…you’ve got me tempted to dive into it tonight. Heck, I could eat it without any pasta, lol.


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