Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce

Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce is one of my favorite pasta dishes. The sauce is thick and hearty with lots of meat, both pork and beef, and tons of flavor from white wine and some onion, carrot, and celery. Pure comfort food on a cold winter night.

Papparadelle with Bolognese Sauce

Simmered slowly with white wine and milk, the meat gets super tender.

Papparadelle with Bogoneses Sauce

 

In fact, the meat and liquid ingredients just kind of unify into one, creating a super thick and flavorful sauce. Typically, red wine would be used in a Bolognese Sauce and I’m sure this sauce would taste just as good, and probably even more robust if you used red wine.

Papparadelle with Bolognese Sauce

Pappardelle is the perfect pasta to pair with this Bolognese Sauce. It is substantial enough to stand up to a rich, thick sauce.

Even though I’ve checked at least 10 times, I feel certain I spelled pappardelle wrong at least once. It’s making me feel like I have OCD! I wish pasta names weren’t so hard to spell.

 

Papparadelle with Bolognese

This recipe serves four, but you will have leftover sauce. It freezes very well.

Papparadelle with Bolognese

Papparadelle with Bolognese Sauce
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Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs 25 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 35 mins
 

Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce is a rich and hearty pasta meal. The sauce is made with both pork and beef and flavored with wine.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 737 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 large white onion, quartered
  • 1 small carrot, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 celery rib, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 pound pappardelle
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Place onion, carrot, and celery in a food processor and pulse until in small pieces. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and onion, carrot, celery mixture. Saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Add ground chuck and pork and break up as much as possible. Sprinkle with salt and add milk. Cook until milk is reduced and meat starts to sizzle, 10 to 15 minutes. (It took at LEAST 15 minutes for me.)
  4. Mix in wine and continue to cook until wine reduces by half. Reduce heat to simmer and add tomato paste. Stir in completely.
  5. Add tomato puree, sugar, and water and mix well. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Stir often. Add more water if sauce gets too thick.
  6. Cook pasta according to package directions. Pour into a large serving bowl, mix in sauce, top with grated parmesan and basil.
Nutrition Facts
Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 737
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Source: adapted from Cristina Ferrare

Also try this Italian Sausage Rigatoni

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12 thoughts on “Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce

  1. Wow, I am definitely craving for big plate of pasta now! This looks incredible, Christin! I love that you used pappardelle too, they are my favorite 🙂

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