Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

My nephew came from Belgium to spend 21 days with us in Arizona and after a couple of days, he took over the kitchen, and cooked for us Spaghetti Bolognese.  It was so delicious, I decided to share the recipe with you.  You can substitute Meat  with Walnuts.  The walnuts provide that needed fat content and great texture.


Spaghetti bolognese – traditional italien pasta

1/2 pound ground veal
1/2 pound ground pork
*Instead of using the meat use 1 1/4 cup of Wallnut
2 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp Tomato paste
1 small onion, finely chopped or grated
1 large carrot graded
Sprinkle dried Oregano, Thyme, basil, and Rosemary
Pinch of basil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup of red wine
3 bay leaf
2 tsp sea salt
3 tsp pepper
Olive oil
1 1/2 box Spaghetti or Angel Hair pasta (I prefer, Angel Hair)

Serve the spaghetti with freshly graded Halloumi cheese (Cyprus cheese) Parmesan or Romano cheese.


In a medium heat add olive oil and place the chopped onion in a non-stick pan, add the garlic mixing well and when they are translucent add the ground veal and the ground pork, 2 can diced tomatoes, tomato paste with the rest of the herbs, wine, salt,and pepper. Keep stirring with the wooden to avoid sticking.  Simmer on low heat for about 1 hour.  Add water if needed.

How long should I cook my spaghetti:

Please follow the cooking instructions from your package.  Each package is different.  Example angel hair pasta from Sprout is 5-6 minutes, cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.

How much pasta should I cook per person:

Remember every country offers different amount of spaghetti in a plate.

  1. 2 ounces (56 g) of dry pasta per person is a good rule of thumb to follow.
  2. 4 ounces of dry pasta serves two people
  3. 8 ounce of dry pasta serves 4 people
  4. 12 ounce of dry pasta serves 6 people
  5. 16 ounce of dry pasta serves 8 people

*If you use the Walnuts instead of the meat,  follow the instruction above for the sauce without the meat.

Walnuts being crushed in a food processor

Toss the wallnuts into the food processor with the spices and pulsed into crumbles resembling ground beef. Be sure not to over blend or you will wind up with a spicy butter.  Stir the crumbled walnuts to the sauce and stir.

Spaghetti for 8+ people

Cook 1 1/2 box of spaghetti in a large pan, first water, a dash of olive oil then sprinkle sea salt ( Olive oil stops the pasta sticking together) bring it to a boil.  Add your pasta as it starts to melt gently turn it around.  Drain it when it’s cook, add salt, pepper, and a tablespoon olive oil mix well from sticking together. Serve in separate bowls your spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, and  fresh graded Halloumi, Parmessan or Romano Cheese.

Bon Appetit.  Serves 6 people

Halloumi Cheese

Ten golden rules for cooking pasta like the true Italians

Check this website They don’t believe adding olive oil in the water helps separate the spaghetti. Very interesting.