Giada’s Quick Bolognese

From time to time I like to cook, I’m not much of one, but I try. I found a quick Bolognese recipe and decided to give it a try! I’ll have to say it turned out FABULOUS!! I highly recommend Giada’s recipes. So easy to follow and nothing to crazy even a nube like myself can handle it.


giada’s quick bolognese
adapted from giada de laurentiis
45 minutes, serves 4 adults
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 celery stalks, diced
4 carrots, diced
1/2 pound ground beef, meatloaf mix (my grocery store’s mix is 80% beef, 15% veal, 5% pork), or 1 pound quartered mushrooms
28 ounces crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup freshly grated romano or parmesan cheese plus more for serving
  1. in a large dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion starts to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. add the celery and carrots. cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. add the meat or mushrooms, and cook until meat is no longer pink or the mushrooms are soft, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. stir in the tomatoes, parsley, and basil. cover and bring to a boil. reduce to simmer and cook about 30 minutes.
  5. season with salt and pepper and stir in the cheese.
  6. serve over pasta.


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