These chunky homemade Bolognese sauces are filled with meats and vegetables to make a hearty addition to pasta. Flavored with wine and an array of spices, these homemade Bolognese sauces can easily satisfy a hungry family or guests at your next dinner party.See Popular Bolognese Sauce Recipes
Bolognese sauce is a hearty Italian meat and vegetable sauce flavored with red wine and cream.
Traditionally, Bolognese (boh-luh-NEEZ) sauce is full of meat. In this more healthful version, a portion of the meat is replaced with lentils, cutting fat and calories.
One secret to a delicious Bolognese sauce is to add dried porcini mushrooms. A tiny amount of these dried mushrooms adds unbelievable richness to this main dish.
Ground turkey can be used as a substitute for the meat in this tomato-based sauce recipe. Or try a vegetarian version with mushrooms.
Get a budget-friendly start on the meat-lovers' sauce by using ground chuck. It cooks in less than 30 minutes but tastes like it simmered all day.
You can serve half of this 8-serving meat sauce now and freeze the other half for another meal.
Chicken, Italian sausage, and shrimp combine to make this hearty pasta sauce.
Ragu is best served with a noodle it can cling to, like these wide, ridged ribbons. This recipe is easily halved, but even if you're cooking for fewer people, you might as well make a whole batch and freeze the leftover sauce.
Fiber-rich beans stand in for the beef and pork in this surprisingly rich-tasting vegetarian take on pasta Bolognese. Without the meat, the dish has only a third of the fat and 80 percent less saturated fat. To make the perfect meal, serve with a peppery arugula salad and warm, crusty Italian bread.
If spaghetti has already earned a place in your dinnertime routine, mix it up with this twist on the classic meat sauce. Just like the tried-and-true, only creamier.
Deliciously earthy mushrooms are a versatile ingredient that are tasty in everything from omelets to soups and salads.
It's hard to resist the siren song of beef--its deep, earthy flavor is uniquely satisfying, and its boldness is utilized in cuisines across the globe, from Chinese stir-fries to Hungarian goulash. But Italian flavors pair particularly well with beef, as evidenced by the wide variety of recipes we've collected below. How many are included in your family's weekly menus?
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