This Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe is Kid-Friendly

Need a dinner idea that’s going to be a knockout with the kiddos? Spaghetti Bolognese is your answer!

Spaghetti Bolognese is celebrated for its hearty and comforting qualities, making it a beloved classic in Italian cuisine. What makes it so exceptional is the rich and savory meat sauce, typically made with ground beef or pork simmered slowly with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and aromatic herbs like basil and oregano. This flavorful sauce, when generously ladled over al dente spaghetti, creates a perfect balance of textures and tastes. The dish’s appeal lies not only in its robust flavors but also in its versatility; it can be enjoyed in various settings, from casual family dinners to special gatherings.

Let’s jump into this delicious recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Spaghetti pasta
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add chopped onion, grated carrots, and chopped celery. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add minced garlic. Cook for one more minute. Increase heat to medium-high, add ground beef or turkey, and cook until browned.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and broth. Add oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 20-30 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  4. Meanwhile, boil spaghetti in salted water until al dente, then drain.
  5. Toss spaghetti with the sauce, coat well. Serve hot, topped with grated Parmesan.