One Pot Pasta Bolognese

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I’m pretty much a huge pasta lover. In fact, I’ve never met a pasta dish I didn’t like… but I still have my favorites and this is one of them! When I make it I like to use Barilla® sauce because it has the perfect balance of flavors! 


On busy weeknights, I need quick recipes and I also don’t want to spend too much time washing the dishes so I created this one-pot bolognese recipe. It’s really easy and everything is cooked in one pot. I use  Barilla®  because it has a real taste from real vegetables… you can taste the difference! It’s made from all natural, quality ingredients like vine-ripe tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and fragrant herbs.


The fresh taste of Barilla® Sauce will make a difference in your meal.


  1. 1 pound of pasta
  2. 1 pound of ground meat or meat substitute
  3. 1 onion diced
  4. 1 jar of your favorite Barilla® jarred sauce
  5. 1 tbs. olive oil
  6. Fresh basil {optional}
  1. In a large pot cook pasta as directed. Drain noodles and set aside.
  2. In the same pot cook the onion in the olive oil till soft
  3. Add meat and cook, drain grease if using traditional meat.
  4. Add half of the jarred sauce and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  5. Pour the rest of the jarred sauce onto the pasta and top with meat sauce.
  6. Add fresh basil if desired.



Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • This looks delicious! I added the ingredients to my shopping list since it has been a while since we have had pasta and it sounds really good right now!

  • That looks delish! It’s something that would please my whole family.

  • I love Barilla products, they are always amazing and high in quality and Bolognese is my favorite way to dish up spaghetti… soo will have to try your recipe, looks delicious. thanks for sharing

  • Oh my gosh, this is my favorite kind of pasta ever! Thanks for such an easy recipe!

  • One pot meals and pasta are some of my favorite things! We give back to our community by volunteering at our church and the local youth sports organizations.

  • I can ask Hubby any day of the week what he wants for dinner and he will say meat sauce… even if we had it the night before… ha! I have actually never tried Barilla sauce, though I love their pasta… Thanks so much

  • Barilla sauce is my favorite! I actually have a jar of it ready for dinner tomorrow night! Love that stuff!

  • We are always ready to help our community, we recently found out that our groundskeeper in the are we live in had welcomed his 8th child and he is a hard worker and so is his wife so we decided to prepare a bag full of pantry staples to help them out, because they had clothes from their other children but food is always a great way to help.

  • Barilla is the only pasta we buy but I didn’t know they had sauce. I’ll have to look for it!

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