Who doesn’t love tasty Bolognese sauce? Well, the answer on that question is probably no one or at least very small number of people. But can it be made a bit different? Yes!

Instead of making classic pasta Bologneze, transform it to a delicious soup without affecting the traditional Bolognese sauce flavor.

One more great thing with this is that you can rest assured your kids will be instantly in love with this dish, especially those who are not so fond of soups and stews, so it’s a win win situation.


Bolognese Soup With Penne

Delicious tomato and minced meat Bolognese soup with penne.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Easy, Lunch, Pasta, Soup & Stew
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 337 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 small onions finely chopped
  • 3 carrots finely diced
  • 1/2 celery root finely diced
  • 10 oz minced meat beef and pork
  • 2 cups tomato passata
  • 1 chicken stock kube dissolved
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp thyme dry
  • 3.5 oz penne
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 oz grated Parmesan cheese plus more for serving


  • Heat the oil in a pot and fry the onions for a couple of minutes, then add diced celery and carrots and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
  • After you soften the vegetables, add meat and salt to taste. In the meantime dissolve chicken stock cube in less than a cup of water.
  • After around 10 minutes, add tomato passata, dissolved chicken stock cube and 1.2 liters of boiling water, then add seasoning; paprika, thyme and black pepper. Cover the with the lid and simmer for around 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, add penne, cover and cook for a another 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Stir in the parmesan at the end of cooking.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan and enjoy!



Add salt when cooking the onions so they soften faster. Instead of penne tou can use fusilli or macaroni.
We love spicy food, so we added some of the dried chilli powder, but only after serving and it was delicious. Fresh basil is also a great addition.


Calories: 337kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 24gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gFiber: 9gSugar: 17g
Keyword Beef, Carrots, celery, Cheese, Ground Beef, Onion, Parmesan, passata, Pasta, Pork, soup, Tomato
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