Go ahead and indulge in this delicious easy Pappardelle Bolognese which is also inexpensive to make yet indulgent enough to serve a dinner date.
BOLOGONESE FOR KIDS
Yes, what I love about this dish is it is kid friendly, my 1 1/2 year old son loves the sauce. Just be sure to cut the pasta up small so that your baby does not choke.
WHAT IS BOLOGNESE
Bolognese Sauce is an rich “meat tomato sauce” that was perfected originally by the Italians.
It is made with onions, garlic, beef (hamburger) or pork, pureed tomatoes, red wine or beef broth, parmesan cheese and whole milk which makes for an delicious Bolognese sauce.
I omitted the celery and carrots. Which is used in Authentic Bolognese, however something I do not prefer in mine.
Some recipes call for the addition of chopped carrots or celery. Personally I do not use it! And is always served over pasta.
If you love Italian food just as much as me, then perhaps you would love to learn take some ‘cooking classes in Rome‘. But in the meanwhile here is another great dish you would enjoy for Four Cheese Gnocchi.
HOW LONG WILL BOLOGNESE LAST IN THE FRIDGE
If it is stored in an air tight container up to 3 days.
There is no secrets ingredients of any kind to make this sauce, it just takes a little time to make as you are to simmer it on the stovetop for one hour.
Once the meat has browned and has been seasoned
BOLOGONESE WHICH MEAT
The Italians use a mixture of beef, pork and lamb.
You can use either or just Ground Hamburger like I have here.
WHY IS BOLOGNESE CALLED BOLOGNESE
Bolognese is actually Ragu and means any meat sauce cooked over low heat for hours on the stovetop. Ragu has many ingredients in it and varies from region to region in Italy.
WHEN WAS SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE INVENTED
Ragu served with pasta comes from late 18th century near Bologna, from Alberto Alvisi.
PARPARDELLE WITH BOLOGNESE SAUCE
Once the sauce is made, simply add the cooked Pappardelle pasta into the sauce pot and mix till coated and serve.
Other pasta Dishes you will love
- Chicken Pesto Ravioli
- Creamy parmesan chicken and scallop pasta
- Mushroom Goat Cheese Ravioli
- Gnocchi Sausage Kale Soup
- Smoked Salmon Gnocchi
- 1 lb Pappardelle pasta
- 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves crushed
- 1 onion finely diced
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or beef pork mix
- 1 cup red wine or beef broth
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 bottle of passata sauce
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 bay leaf
- Pinch of sugar
- Salt n pepper to taste
- Cook onion in oil over medium heat until it starts to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
- Add the ground hamburger then brown then drain any excess fat. Add wine and simmer until evaporated. Next add the passata sauce, tomato paste and all the seasoning / bay leaf.
- Cover and simmer 15 minutes then stir in the whole milk and parmesan cheese,
- Uncover and cook till it thickens up.
- Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
- Toss pasta with sauce adding pasta water to thin out if needed.
- Serve hot with fresh parmesan cheese.
Sugar adds a hint of sweetness or omit for red pepper flakes for heat instead if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 848Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 930mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 59g
These calculations are based off Nutritionix