Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese sauce is a hearty Italian meat and vegetable sauce flavored with red wine and cream.



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Servings: 5 to 6
Serving size: 1 1/2  cups pasta + 1/2 cup sauce
Prep Time: 40 mins
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Ingredients
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    12   ounces 
    bulk sweet Italian sausage or ground beef
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    1   cup 
    chopped onion (1 large)
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    1/2  cup 
    finely chopped carrot
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped green sweet pepper
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    1/4  cup 
    chopped celery
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    4   
    cloves garlic, minced
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    3   pounds 
    Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 4 cups), or two 14.5-ounce cans tomatoes, undrained and cut up
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    1  6  ounce can 
    tomato paste
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    1/2  cup 
    dry red wine or beef broth
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    2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh basil or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
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    1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
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    2   teaspoons 
    snipped fresh marjoram or 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
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    1/4  cup 
    whipping cream
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    2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh parsley
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    10   ounces 
    dried pasta, such as spaghetti, linguine, or penne

Directions
1.
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven cook the sausage, onion, carrot, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain.
2.
Carefully stir in tomato, tomato paste, wine, dried herbs (if using), salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover; simmer for 10 to 15 minutes more or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Stir in whipping cream, parsley, fresh herbs (if using); heat through.
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Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Serve sauce over hot pasta. Makes 5 to 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 549, Fat, total (g) 21, chol. (mg) 62, sat. fat (g) 9, carb. (g) 61, Monosaturated fat (g) 10, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 10, pro. (g) 21, vit. A (IU) 1263, vit. C (mg) 50, Thiamin (mg) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 6, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 129, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 653, Potassium (mg) 643, calcium (mg) 61, iron (mg) 4, Vegetables () 2, Starch () 4, High-Fat Meat () 1, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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