5 from 16 votes
Bolognese Sauce
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs

This dreamy bolognese sauce will be a family favourite! It cooks all day long and you end up with a velvety meat sauce that will change the way you think about sauces!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 3 jars
Calories: 761 kcal
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large carrots finely diced
  • 2 large stalks of celery finely diced
  • 2 cups of finely diced white onion
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 156ml can of tomato paste
  • 1-2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cube of beef boullion
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup grated fresh Parmesan
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Saute the carrots, celery and onion until tender. Add in the garlic and saute for another 2 minutes, until it's fragrant and lightly browned. Place the vegetables into the bottom of a large slow cooker.
  2. In the same pan cook the ground beef until it is fully browned and no longer pink. Drain the grease and add to the slow cooker.
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and boullion cube.
  4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  5. When the sauce is done to your liking, stir in the cream and the Parmesan to finish.
  6. Use on your favourite pasta. Freeze the leftovers for another meal.
Recipe Notes

Serving size and nutritional info is for a yield of approximately 3 jars (650-800ml) of bolognese sauce.

To freeze, leave out the milk and the Parmesan and freeze. Add them when you use it.

Depending on your Italian seasoning you might have to adjust to taste. I use two TBSP of my favourite brand, yours might be more potent. Adjust accordingly.

Nutrition Facts
Bolognese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 761 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 19g95%
Cholesterol 249mg83%
Sodium 465mg19%
Potassium 1538mg44%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 71g142%
Vitamin A 11010IU220%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 276mg28%
Iron 8.4mg47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.