Homemade Bolognese Sauce (Pappardelle) Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 1 rib celery finely diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 1/4 cups red wine or beef broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 28 ounces whole tomatoes with juice
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pappardelle or tagliatelle or another long pasta for serving


  1. Cook onion in oil over medium heat until it starts to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, carrot and celery. Cook until softened, an additional 5 minutes.
  2. Add beef and pork. Brown until no pink remains. Drain fat. Add wine and simmer until evaporated, about 7-9 minutes. Add milk and simmer until evaporated, about 6-7 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, Italian seasoning, tomatoes with juice and bay leaf. Break tomatoes up with a spoon. Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 1/2 cups of pasta water.
  5. Toss pasta with sauce adding pasta water to thin out if needed.
  6. Serve hot with parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 359

Carbohydrates: 14g

Protein: 26g

Fat: 18g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 78mg

Sodium: 571mg

Potassium: 929mg

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 8g

Vitamin A: 2112IU

Vitamin C: 18mg

Calcium: 126mg

Iron: 4mg

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