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25 Minute Pasta Bolognese Dinner

25 minute Pasta Bolognese Dinner

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


25 Minute Pasta Bolognese Dinner is the weekday solution you need to help you spend more time with your family around the dinner table and less time in the kitchen.


  • One package of Linguine or your choice pasta
  • salt
  • 3 slices of bacon, chopped fine
  • 1 large carrot (or 2 small), peeled and chopped fine (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 Mild or Sweet Italian Sausage link, casing removed
  • 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce (about half a 28 oz jar)


  1. Fill a large stock pot or dutch oven with several quarts of water (enough to cook your pasta), cover and set to boil on high heat. When it reaches a full boil, add 2 tablespoons salt and pasta to water. Stir immediately and then cook according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, while waiting for the pasta water to boil, add bacon to a large pan set over medium high heat. Cook Bacon for about 3 minutes, then add in the carrot and other meats. Cook, stirring often and breaking up ground meats, until ground meats are cooked through and no longer pink.
  3. Stir in the marinara sauce into the meat mixture and heat through.
  4. Your pasta should be done around this time, drain, saving some pasta water in a separate container.
  5. Serve the Bolognese sauce over the pasta and garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. If the pasta begins to stick, add some of the reserved water and toss to loosen.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian