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One-Pan Cheesy Pasta Bolognese

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!

5 from 3 votes
Easy One-Pan Pasta Bolognese
One-Pan Cheesy Pasta Bolognese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
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
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Add pasta, stir well. Cover pan and cook until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. 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.

    • Reply
      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!

    • 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!

    • Reply
      May 1, 2019 at 12:50 pm

      So happy to hear it, Gayle!

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