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Pasta Bolognese



A thick, rich meat sauce with great depth of flavor. Made in under an hour, this is a Pasta Bolognese recipe that you will make over and over again!

A thick, rich meat sauce with great depth of flavor. Made in under an hour, this is a Pasta Bolognese recipe that you will make over and over again!



Pasta Bolognese

Pasta Bolognese
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Category: Entree,Dinner
Cuisine: Italian

A thick, rich meat sauce with great depth of flavor. Made in under an hour, this is a Pasta Bolognese recipe that you will make over and over again!


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 diced celery stalk
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 2 lbs. ground veal (or 1 lb. ground hamburger and 1 lb. ground pork)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 12 oz. tomato paste
  • 4 stalks fresh oregano (pull off leaves and mince or put stalks in whole and remove before serving)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream



  1. Heat olive oil in Dutch oven. Add carrot, onion and celery. Sweat 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add garlic. Cook an additional minute. Add nutmeg.
  3. Add meat and cook until pink is gone. Drain fat.
  4. Add wine and reduce by half. Stir in tomato paste, salt, pepper and oregano. Cook low 30-40 minutes.
  5. Before serving, add cream and cayenne and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time: 45 minutes



Photo: Sharon Mollerus / CC BY

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