Pasta

Quick Pasta Bolognese

Quick Pasta Bolognese
Prep Time
30
Cook Time
10
Total Time
40

Overview

Who doesn’t love pasta with a quick meat sauce? This crowd-pleasing healthy spaghetti Bolognese recipe is a boon for busy cooks—it’s ready and on the table in just 40 minutes.

Nutritional Information

4 Servings
Calories414
Carbohydrates55g
Fat10g
Saturated Fat3g
Mono Fat5g
Protein26g
Cholesterol43mg
Dietary Fiber7g
Potassium709mg
Sodium522mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion , finely chopped
2 medium carrots , finely chopped
2 medium stalks celery , finely chopped
3 cloves garlic , minced
8 ounces whole-wheat rigatoni or penne (about 3 cups)
8 ounces lean (93% or leaner) ground beef
⅓ cup dry red wine
1 14-ounce can petite diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain.

  • Add beef to the vegetables and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high, add wine and cook until almost evaporated, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste and nutmeg; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in salt and pepper. Serve the pasta with the sauce.