Blended Spaghetti Bolognese

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Blended Spaghetti Bolognese

Blended Spaghetti Bolognese

  • Author: Recipe Courtesy of Mushrooms Canada
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Category: Dinner


Nothing says “wow” like a homemade pasta sauce. This spin on a classic Bolognese blends ground beef with finely chopped mushrooms. Simple ingredients simmer together to create a robust and satisfying sauce that is even better the next day.


  • 12 oz (375 g) fresh crimini Mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 12 oz (375 g) lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pkt (5 g) Mushrooms Seasoning Blend
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) red wine
  • 1 can (156 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 bottle (720 mL) strained tomato purée
  • 1 lb (500 g) spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) torn fresh basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Place the mushrooms, onion and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan set over medium heat. Crumble in the ground beef. Cook for 5 minutes or until browned. Add the mushroom mixture, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning blend and salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Stir in the wine; simmer for 1 minute. Add the tomato paste. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until dark red. Stir in the tomato puree. Simmer for 45 minutes or until thickened. Toss the spaghetti with the sauce and basil. Serve with Parmesan cheese.


Tip: Freeze any leftover sauce in a tight container for up to 1 month.