Busy Mom's Spaghetti Bolognese


Time saving and budget friendly recipe even my picky 4 year old enjoys! The sauce can also be simmered in a slow cooker.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup diced carrot

  • 1 envelope beef and onion dry soup mix

  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked spaghetti


  1. Cook and stir ground beef in large pot over high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, water, carrot, onion soup mix, granulated garlic, oregano, basil, and thyme. Bring to a boil. Turn sauce down to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  2. When sauce has finished cooking, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta stirring occasionally, until cooked but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  3. Serve Bolognese sauce over hot spaghetti.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

927 Calories
30g Fat
100g Carbs
61g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 927
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 802mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 37%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 61g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 10mg 54%
Potassium 1344mg 29%

* 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.