Spaghetti Bolognese with Mushrooms

Aysegul Sanford


2tablespoons olive oil
1large onion, chopped
1 green chile
1 (14 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
2tablespoons tomato paste
1pound ground beef, 90-10%
8ounces white button (or baby bella) mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
3cloves garlic, minced
1bunch thyme, tied in a bundle
1 bay leaf
1teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2teaspoon black pepper
1/2cup red wine
1cup chicken stock
1/2cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
Parmesan cheese, for topping
1pound (16 ounce) dried spaghetti or linguine


  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven (or any other heavy bottom pot) in medium heat. Add onion and chili pepper. Cook until wilted, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the ground beef. Using a wooden spoon break it into smaller chunks. Cook, stirring frequently, until it is browned, 7-8 minutes.
  4. Stir in the mushrooms and cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Add the garlic, bundle thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaf, red wine, and chicken stock. Give everything a stir. Bring it to a simmer.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low, put the lid on, and let it to cook for 20-25 minutes, making sure to stir occasionally.
  7. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on its package.
  8. Once the spaghetti is ready, drain it in a colander.
  9. Discard the thyme bundle and the bay leaf from the Bolognese sauce.
  10. Add drained pasta into the sauce. Stir it all together making sure that the pasta is generously coated with the sauce.
  11. Stir in the fresh basil and top it off with grated Parmesan cheese.

This recipe from Alimentari Magazine was reprinted with permission. It originally appeared as Spaghetti Bolognese on Foolproof Living.

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Aysegul Sanford