Meat Sauce Spaghetti AKA Spaghetti Bolognese

 Meat Sauce Spaghetti AKA Spaghetti Bolognese

I love quick dinners and this is one recipe that I tend to make quite often, whenever I get minced meat. And I also like to make this Shepherd's pie and this Rigatoni Bolognese. Bolognese Sauce is basically a meat based tomato sauce using slow cooking method. It is super easy, yet very versatile. You may add veggies of your choice like carrots, celery, mushrooms etc for that extra boost of nutritional values. Spaghetti Bolognese is super easy to prepare, you only need to prep some chopped onions and garlic and you are good to go.

If you do not like too much tanginess, you may use cream cheese and tomato ketchup to balance the flavors. This pasta recipe comes together quickly, makes the perfect lunch/dinner. I have not used milk here, though you may use it to make it even creamier. Also if you have parmesan cheese, you may use it for garnishing, I ran out of it! (always has to happen only when I plan to document the recipe) 🙇 

 Anywhoo, let's get started!

Ingredients :

  • 1 pack Spaghetti 
  • 2 Onions, finely chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Salt, as required 
  • 500 gms  minced meat
  • 1 tsp freshly crushed Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 3/4 Cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Reserved Pasta Stock Water
  •  2 tbsp Cream Cheese (Optional)
  • 1 Chicken Stock Cube
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • Parmesan Cheese and chopped Parsley Leaves, for garnishing



  1. In a large pot, pour olive oil and add in the butter.
  2. Next, add in the chopped onion and allow to cook until translucent.
  3. Next add in finely chopped garlic and salt, as required.
  4. Drop in the minced meat and add your seasonings like salt and freshly crushed black pepper.
  5. Break the meat using your wooden ladle.
  6. Next add in red chilli flakes, oregano, cumin powder and tomato paste and mix well. Close the lid and allow to cook for at least 15 minutes on low.
  7. In a large pot, Cook the Spaghetti in salted water according to package instructions.
  8. Next, add in cream cheese (optional), Maggi chicken cube and tomato ketchup (optional). Combine well, make sure the stock cube has dissolved into the sauce.
  9. Next add in your reserved stock water to make it even saucier.
  10. Finally add in your cooked Spaghetti and check for salt. Give a final mix and serve into a deep plate, sprinkle chopped parsley and garnish with Parmesan Cheese. Serve hot.


You may add vegetables of your choice like carrots, celery, mushrooms etc.before adding the minced meat.

I used cream cheese, so that much quantity of tomato paste gets diluted, if you aren’t using any diary products, I would recommend to use lesser quantity of tomato paste depending on the quantity of pasta/ spaghetti you are preparing.

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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