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Quick Bolognese Sauce

A quick and hearty Bolognese sauce filled with beef, tomatoes, red wine, and cream. This delicious sauce is perfect served over pasta with a glass of red wine.
Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 394kcal


  • 2 tablespons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 carrot finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • cup Dreaming Tree Crush red wine blend
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes I used crushed tomatoes with basil
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • parmesan cheese for serving
  • cooked pasta for serving


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften, about 8 minutes. Add the ground beef. Saute, stirring frequently and breaking up the meat, until it is brown, about 10 minutes. Add the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add wine and stir to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, stirring until combined. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in heavy cream. If desired, you can also add some water to thin out the sauce slightly. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve over pasta with parmesan cheese.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1330mg | Potassium: 1270mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3435IU | Vitamin C: 23.8mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 6.1mg