Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach is great on pasta or try it on zucchini noodles for a low carb option. Make a double batch to keep one in the freezer. It will be your family’s new favorite dinner!

When I am in a rush to get dinner on the table fast, pasta is a win for me. I am never caught without several boxes of pasta in my pantry.

A pasta dinner shouldn’t be boring, so I always vary the sauces. This time it is Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach.

Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach Photo

It contains meat, crushed tomatoes and spinach. A bowl of pasta gets topped with this hearty sauce and you have yourself a great meal.

I love any type of pasta but if I’m watching calories, it is also nice to have a low carb option. I frequently make zucchini noodles or zoodles with bolognese.

Sometimes I even do half zoodles and half pasta. The sauce is very thick and delicious that my kids love eating the leftovers on a roll for lunch the next day.

Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach Picture

This Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach is also great over rice.

I often make a more traditional tortellini Bolognese, but the spinach in this recipe adds a great touch. It’s also nice to get an extra vegetable in your dinner especially when it tastes so good.

My daughter is close to a vegetarian so she prefers Pasta Florentine but the meat-loving boys in my house prefer a hearty meat sauce.

Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach Image

The nice thing about this dinner is that there is no need to worry about sides as it contains everything you want in a dinner.

While I could make a salad, I prefer to just use any extra time preparing a light dessert like a fruit salad.

Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach Pic

This dinner requires just a little bit of prep but once it is on the stove, you can enjoy a glass of wine while waiting for it to finish cooking.

Pasta should never be boring! Bon Appetite!

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Easy Bolognese Sauce with Spinach Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 small Onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 10 ounce package Chopped Frozen Spinach, defrosted
  • 1 28 ounce can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Basil
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Cooked Pasta, Zucchini Noodles, or Rice


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large sauce pan or Dutch oven. Add the garlic and onion. Sauté for 5 minutes or until fragrant and softened.
  2. Add the ground beef and stir with a wooden spoon. Break the meat up and cook for about 10 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add the spinach, tomatoes, dried basil and water. Stir well and bring to a simmer.
  4. Bring heat to low, cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve over pasta, zucchini noodles or rice.


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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 140
Calories 275

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 426mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 15g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.

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