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.
Pancetta, cured Italian bacon, is becoming available at many supermarkets; you'll also find it at specialty stores and in Italian markets.
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.
Try to find freshly made ricotta and mozzarella to see how good this rustic dish can be.
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?
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.
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.
You won't even miss the pasta in this lower carb Italian dinner. Spaghetti squash looks just like the real thing!
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.