Rigatoni Bolognese Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Rigatoni bolognese is a rich and flavorful pasta dish. A blend of sausage and beef meld together with fresh vegetables and seasonings for a deeply flavored tomato sauce and is topped with a dollop of creamy ricotta.
Dinner
Italian
17
ingredients
10
steps
50
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
6
1 tblsp
olive oil
1/2 lb
ground Italian sausage
1/2 lb
ground beef
1 cup(s)
finely chopped onions
3
garlic cloves, minced
6 oz
tomato paste
1/4 cup(s)
water
1
28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 tblsp
granulated sugar, or more to taste
1 tsp
Italian seasoning
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup(s)
chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
1 lb
rigatoni
ricotta, for topping
freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Directions 10 steps | 50 Minutes

Step 1

Make the bolognese sauce. Heat a large Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the sausage and beef and cook stirring occasionally until browned, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 2

Lower the heat to medium and add the chopped onions and cook stirring occasionally until softened, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Add the garlic and cook stirring constantly until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Add the tomato paste and cook stirring constantly until the tomato paste turns slightly darker in color, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add the water. Scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.

Step 6

Stir in the crushed tomatoes and mix until well combined.

Step 7

Add the sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and parsley. Bring the bolognese sauce to a boil and down to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, making sure to scrape down the bottom of the pot when stirring.

Step 8

While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta until al dente.

Step 9

Taste the sauce to adjust for seasoning. Add the pasta to the bolognese sauce and toss to coat evenly.

Step 10

Plate the pasta and add a dollop of ricotta, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of chopped parsley. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
619
FAT
23.6 g
PROTEIN
25.9 g
CARBS
77.2 g

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Sarah D.

Sarah

13 Jul 2022

This is honestly the perfect weeknight pasta recipe.

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