Spaghetti Bolognese


This delicious spaghetti Bolognese recipe has a real personality thanks to Cajun seasoning and chili powder. It's been a favorite of family and friends for years and is so easy to make.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs



  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 large white onion, diced

  • 1 large portobello mushroom, diced, or more to taste

  • 3 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes

  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ cup chili powder (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (Optional)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons garlic and herb seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash®)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti

  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Make the sauce: Cook and stir ground beef in a large pot over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Drain grease.

  2. Add mushroom to the pot; cook and stir until it begins to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in condensed soup and diced tomatoes. Reduce the heat to medium and bring to a simmer. Stir in the following ingredients, one at a time, stirring well after each addition: Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, Cajun seasoning, seasoning blend, lemon juice, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and vanilla. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

  3. After the sauce has simmered for about 15 minutes, make the pasta: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Add spaghetti and oil; boil until pasta is cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  4. Serve sauce over pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

651 Calories
29g Fat
66g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 651
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1149mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 71mg 356%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 9mg 48%
Potassium 950mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.