Bring a little bit of Italy to your table with these standout homemade meat sauce recipes. An ideal choice for dinner, they include all your favorite meats such as ground beef, ground turkey, chicken, and Italian sausage in a variety of different homemade meat sauces.See Popular Meat Sauce Recipes
For this sauce, you want a short, shaped pasta with crevices to catch the pieces of sausage and peas. Campanelle are also called riccioli.
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.
Hearty pasta dinners are the thing to warm our hearts -- and stomachs -- on these cool fall evenings. But they can't take too long -- no stirring a pot of red sauce for hours and hours. Who's got the time? That's where this tasty Quick Meat Sauce and Shells recipe comes in. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare -- not much longer than to boil the water for the pasta! And what a meal it is, filled with lean ground beef (click for more quick & easy ground beef dinner recipes), onions, and sweet peppers. Ofread more
Pancetta, cured Italian bacon, is becoming available at many supermarkets; you'll also find it at specialty stores and in Italian markets.
Try to find freshly made ricotta and mozzarella to see how good this rustic dish can be.
What is is about pasta topped with a hearty, rich meat-and-tomato sauce? A fair number of stand-by dinner recipes may not get so much as a shrug when the family sits down to the table, but when the aroma of onion and garlic and simmering ground beef is in the air, it's all you can do to keep your ravenous kids out of the kitchen. True, this homemade sauce takes longer than simply popping open a jar -- but the results are definitely worth it. Cooked down so the flavors concentrate into a thick, chunky base, it's the last-minuteread more
While this pasta recipe calls for ground meat mix (usually pork and beef), you can use 1 pound of any ground meat you like--beef, pork, turkey, or even sausage.
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.
Lamb and eggplant are combined in dishes throughout the Mediterranean. Together they deliver a complex, hearty, earthy flavor that's truly satisfying. In this dish, toasted pine nuts and tangy feta cheese are excellent accents.