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Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach Recipe

When I am in a rush to get dinner on the table fast, pasta is a win for me. I am never caught without several boxes of pasta in my pantry.

A pasta dinner shouldn’t be boring, so I always vary the sauces. This time it is Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach.

Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach Photo

It contains meat, crushed tomatoes and spinach. A bowl of pasta gets topped with this hearty sauce and you have yourself a great meal.

I love any type of pasta but if I’m watching calories, it is also nice to have a low carb option. I frequently make zucchini noodles or zoodles with bolognese.

Sometimes I even do half zoodles and half pasta. The sauce is very thick and delicious that my kids love eating the leftovers on a roll for lunch the next day.

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This Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach is also great over rice.

I often make a more traditional tortellini Bolognese, but the spinach in this recipe adds a great touch. It’s also nice to get an extra vegetable in your dinner especially when it tastes so good.

My daughter is close to a vegetarian so she prefers Pasta Florentine but the meat-loving boys in my house prefer a hearty meat sauce.

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The nice thing about this dinner is that there is no need to worry about sides as it contains everything you want in a dinner.

While I could make a salad, I prefer to just use any extra time preparing a light dessert like a fruit salad.

Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach Pic

This dinner requires just a little bit of prep but once it is on the stove, you can enjoy a glass of wine while waiting for it to finish cooking.

Pasta should never be boring! Bon Appetite!

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Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach Recipe

Lisa Grant
Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach is great on pasta or try it on zucchini noodles for a low carb option. Make a double batch to keep one in the freezer. It will be your family’s new favorite dinner!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 274.67 kcal


  • 1 Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic minced
  • 1 Onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Chopped Frozen Spinach defrosted
  • 1 Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 Dried Basil
  • 0.5 Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cooked Pasta Zucchini Noodles, or Rice


  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large sauce pan or Dutch oven. Add the garlic and onion. Sauté for 5 minutes or until fragrant and softened.
  • Add the ground beef and stir with a wooden spoon. Break the meat up and cook for about 10 minutes or until browned.
  • Add the spinach, tomatoes, dried basil and water. Stir well and bring to a simmer.
  • Bring heat to low, cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over pasta, zucchini noodles or rice.


Calories: 274.67kcalCarbohydrates: 12.5gProtein: 14.67gFat: 17.5gSaturated Fat: 5.83gTrans Fat: 0.83gSodium: 425.67mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 0.83g
Keyword Dinners, Easy Dinners, Ground Beef, Italian, Simmered, Spinach, Tomatoes
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