Calling all pasta lovers! There is no question that pasta dishes are one of the best comfort foods. Especially, when it doesn’t require a lot of time, effort or making a mess in the kitchen. This one-pan cheesy pasta bolognese is exactly what you need today!
No boiling, no draining – nothing! The pasta gets cooked right in with the meaty sauce which is so easy to make from scratch. Just keep in mind, you need a LARGE pan (the bigger the better) with a secure lid for this.
It’s hard to resist a heaping plate of this yummy pasta covered with delicious homemade Bolognese sauce and topped with cheesy mozzarella. Satisfying, flavorful, filling and comforting – perfect meal to feed a hungry family! You won’t believe how easy and delicious it is until you try it yourself! Enjoy!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion , diced
- 3/4 cup grated carrots
- 1 lb (450g) ground beef
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 28 oz. (800g) can diced tomatoes with juice
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 12 oz. (340g) pasta (I used Penne Rigate)
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese , shredded, divided
Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and carrots, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up into small pieces with a spoon, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add in dried oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes.
Next, add the red wine and stir to combine. Add Worcestershire and canned tomatoes, stirring to combine. Pour in the heavy cream. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper.
Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Add pasta, stir well. Cover pan and cook until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
When pasta is tender, gently stir in grated Parmesan and 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese. Scatter the remaining mozzarella evenly over top. Turn off the heat. Place lid over skillet and allow mozzarella to melt, 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.