Pasta with Bolognese Sauce


Bolognese sauce is a hearty Italian mix of meat, veggies, wine, and cream. Serve it over your favorite cut of pasta for a classic comfort food dinner.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 12 ounce packaged dried pasta, such as spaghetti, linguine, or penne

  • 1 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage or ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

  • ½ cup finely chopped carrot (1 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped green sweet pepper (1/2 large)

  • ¼ cup chopped celery (1/2 stalk)

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 pound roma tomatoes, peeled (if desired), seeded, and chopped (about 4 cups), or two 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste

  • ½ cup dry red wine or beef broth

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh marjoram or 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian parsley


  1. In a large saucepan cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook sausage, onion, carrot, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain.

  3. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, dried herbs (if using), salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If necessary, uncover and simmer for 10 minutes more or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Stir in whipping cream, parsley, and fresh herbs (if using); heat through. Serve sauce over hot pasta.

    Pasta with Bolognese Sauce
    Matthew Clark and Hannah Bigot

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

570 Calories
22g Fat
60g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 570
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 652mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 39mg 195%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Potassium 719mg 15%
Folate, total 133.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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