While we all love summer grilling, sometimes you need to change it up a bit. If you’re looking for an easy way to add some variety to your summer meals, check out this deliciously simple recipe for Pasta Bolognese.

Easy Bolognese


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup celery, minced
  • 1 cup onions, finely minced
  • 1 lb ground beef (80/20)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 25 oz jar store-bought marinara
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb wide pasta noodles, such as pappardelle or tagliatelle
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in carrots along with celery and onions and sauté until they’re just tender, about 3 minutes. Add the ground beef and ground pork, and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as you stir.
  2. Pour in the jar of store-bought marinara sauce along with salt and pepper and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens.
  3. When the Bolognese sauce has reached your desired consistency, stir in the heavy cream.
  4. Remove from heat and serve over your favorite pasta—we like to use pappardelle or tagliatelle—and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

*Optional – Step 2: Add ½ cup red wine along with marinara sauce

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