Bolognese Sauce

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.

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30-Minute Bolognese

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Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Bolognese Meat Sauce with Pasta

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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.

Pork and Porcini Bolognese

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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.

Basic Beef Bolognese

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Ground turkey can be used as a substitute for the meat in this tomato-based sauce recipe. Or try a vegetarian version with mushrooms.

Spaghetti with Best-Ever Bolognese Sauce

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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.

Bolognese Sauce

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You can serve half of this 8-serving meat sauce now and freeze the other half for another meal.

shut up and eat it

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Chicken, Italian sausage, and shrimp combine to make this hearty pasta sauce.

Beef Ragu Chiantigiana

Fine Cooking Magazine

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.

Beef Ragu with Garbanzo Beans

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Bean Bolognese


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.

Total: 40 mins

Spaghetti a la PHILLY

Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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.

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10 Magnifico Italian Beef Recipes

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