Easy Peasy Recipeezys: Spaghetti Blow On My Knees (aka Bolgonese)


A yummy kid-friendly recipe that is always a hit at our house is Spaghetti Bolognese. But since Bolognese is a tough word even for the most articulate 4-yearold to pronounce, we changed the name to the much simpler “Spaghetti Blow on My Knees”!

Spaghetti Blow on My Knees


1 package (454 grams) of spaghetti (preferably whole grain)*
1 small onion, chopped
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil (or other cooking oil)
1 pound ground beef (regular, lean or extra lean)
1 jar pasta sauce (a little less if you want your sauce to be more thick)
2 tablespoons cream cheese*
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)


In a large skillet, heat up olive oil and stir in onions. Cook onions until transparent.

Add ground beef and cook on medium-high heat until browned and cooked through.

Stir in pasta sauce and cream cheese. Bring to a boil to melt the cream cheese and reduce heat.

Let simmer on low for about 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally.

While sauce is simmering, cook spaghetti according to package directions.

Top spaghetti with sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

* Use whole grain spaghetti for added nutrition
** Herb & Garlic cream cheese adds more zip to the sauce then regular cream cheese or you can add a teaspoon of ready-made pesto for even more flavor!


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  1. NinjaBaker KimWatkinson on

    Love your time-saving, stress-buster spaghetti. The beauty of the centuries-old Bolognese is how adaptable it is to creativity with leftover veggies and half empty boxes of tagliolini or spinach pasta.

    Sooo cute, too, how you got your title. Reminds me of how folks remember “you’re welcome” in Japanese: “Don’t touch my mustache” for doitashimashite.

    Many thanks for sharing your story and recipe for Spaghetti Blow on My Knees.

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