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One-Pan Cheesy Pasta Bolognese

February 26, 2015 (Last Updated: July 19, 2017)

Easy One-Pan Cheesy Pasta Bolognese |

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!

Easy One-Pan Pasta Bolognese |

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.

One-Pan Cheesy Pasta Bolognese |

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!

Easy One-Pan Pasta Bolognese

One-Pan Cheesy Pasta Bolognese

5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Yummy Addiction


  • 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.



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  • Reply
    October 12, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Looks delicious! What can you substitute the red wine for? Thanks so much.

    • Reply
      November 26, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      You can use chicken or vegetable stock instead 😉

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    January 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I just made this! Yummy! Instead of the heavy cream I used low fat cream cheese. Turned out great, in my opinion. Thank you… this is easy and a favorite now in our house.5 stars

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      January 18, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Thanks for reporting back, I appreciate it so much, Tracey! And I’m so happy you loved this! 🙂

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    June 4, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    This was incredible! My husband and I both loved it & he requested to have it on regular rotation. Thank you!5 stars

    • Reply
      June 18, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      I am so happy to hear it!

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    April 30, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    My family greatly enjoyed it. I used half/half instead of cream because that is what I had in the fridge. Also, used just a blush wine instead of red too. But it tasted great!5 stars

    • Reply
      May 1, 2019 at 12:50 pm

      So happy to hear it, Gayle!

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