There’s just something irresistible to a pot of homemade tortelloni bolognese sauce simmering on the stove. Making a good bolognese sauce is a real labor of love and I’ll tell you upfront- this isn’t one of those recipes where you can just dump everything in a pot and walk away. But the extra work of browning the beef and sautéing the vegetables at the beginning is very much worth it. Sure, you could just add some ground beef to a can of tomato sauce and call it good (which I have often done myself) but after you try this.. you will never cheat yourself out of the rich meaty flavour ever again.
Tortelloni Bolognes Sauce
A very easy and great tasting pasta dinner to serve to the family on those busy weeknights.
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1 hr 40 min
1 hr 40 min
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 2 celery stalk, finely chopped
- 2 to 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1½- 2 lb extra lean ground beef
- 6 oz Italian sausage, skinned
- 1 cup red wine
- 18 oz can crushed tomatoes,
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped (1/4 tsp dry)
- 1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped (1/4 tsp dry)
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 lbs Tortelloni
- Parmesan cheese, freshly grate
- Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add celery, carrot, onion, garlic and saute about 5 minutes. Add meat and cook 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Deglaze pan with wine; let reduce. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients and stir. Simmer for about 1 hour.
- Toss hot, drained pasta (we used tortelloni but you could use any pasta) in sauce. Top with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
- Serve this with a salad and warm bread.
Adapted from The Olive Garden
Adapted from The Olive Garden
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This is the kind of dish that you can make in vast quantities, jar up and save for a busy weekend. The kind of dish that I’ll taste for seasoning, then taste again, then again, and perhaps one more time to be sure. It’s just that good.
What’s your favourite go to pasta dish?
This sounds so great! I just love all types of pasta dishes.
I pinned this to make when we have family over in a couple of weeks!! YUM
Hannah Adkins says
I haven’t tried this sauce before but it sounds absolutely delish! I’lll have to pin this to try later!
Nicole Torres (@DesignItVintage) says
This looks delicious and we have a weakness for pasta. I am adding this to the list of recipes to try. Thank you
This sauce sounds divine! I pinned this to make when we have family over in a couple of weeks ! Thanks!
Great recipe, a few substitutions and this could be made vegan so thanks for the inspiration! I might try it soon!
This recipe sounds sooo good! Even my picky husband would definitely love this for dinner.
Oh I’d love to have it now! I surely will use your recipe to cook a delicious dinner for my family! Thank you
Heather (@TownsendHouse1) says
This sounds absolutely amazing! I have never made a bolognese from scratch before, but it is definitely something I want to try now!
I have never made sauce from scratch, but this looks so amazing that I’m going to try!
Krystle Chaney Cook says
This sounds delicious. I am so hungry right now. I wish I had some of this in my fridge.
That sounds super yummy. I love pasta so much. I only let myself have it on our Spaghetti Monday nights. I might try this next time.
Amanda Love says
Oh this really does sound delish! I think I might make this sometime next week. I usually love anything pasta but my easy dish is my spaghetti and meatballs.
Jill Conyers (@jillconyers) says
This looks so good. A few little tweaks and I could easily make it vegetarian without changing the wonderful flavor.
Carol Bryant says
I am a notoriously bad cook. However, this looks like something I’d love to try. Thanks for the inspiration.
I agree – one must have a fab bolognese recipe in their wheel house! I think my husband married me for mine!
Debra Hawkins (@wifeeclectic) says
This sounds amazing! I love anything with pasta. Carbs are my spirit animal.
Tortellini are so delicious. Love Italian dishes. Pasta is always my comfort food, usually gluten free.
My husband and I love tortellini! I can’t wait to try it. It looks delish!
tp keane says
wow, how cool is this. It’s like having two meals in one. Great idea, will certainly try it.
yum yes please! This is definitely my style and will be trying this ASAP. Thanks this is awesome!
Oh yum! I love that it looks so meaty! I am going to put this on my recipe list this month
Ana De Jesus says
This looks perfect, I would love to make a Quorn, veggie version. It would be delicious!
Psychic Nest says
I totally love bolognese sauce! The recipe is amazing, thank you for sharing!
I love bolognese sauce, so this recipe is right up my alley! It sounds delicious. I would swap the tortelloni for a gluten free pasta (so annoying!), but I’m sure my husband would love the tortelloni!
I love pasta so I will for sure be trying this recipe this week! Looks soo delicious! Great post! xx felinebykatsairs.com
This looks like a recipe my whole family would enjoy. We love tortelloni!
This looks delicious! I am going to have to add it to my sauce on Sunday’s recipes!
Umm this is making my mouth water! I make my own sauce this would be a great addition to my sauce collection.
Michelle Myers says
This sounds divine and I can almost smell it, simmering away! My family would love this, pasta is a favorite over here!
THIS is basically my favorite meal! I am totally all Italian with the pasta meals and tortellini is my go-to dish! The bolognese is an added YUM for me for this! Making this asap!
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Rachel Langer says
My son LOVES spaghetti!! I have a go to sauce recipe but this looks like something I would love to try.
Robin Rue says
That sounds wonderful! What a delicious meal idea this is.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
I love Italian food. We eat pasta at least 1X a week, this sounds like a great way to change it up a bit!
Tonya C says
I love tortellini. I haven’t tried them with bolognese sauce before. I’m pinning this for later.
Janeane Davis says
It is great to find recipes that feel like home and make you feel good. It is like warm sheets and a soft pillow.
Stowed Stuff says
This sounds so good! My kids WILL eat pasta, so we should try your recipe!
Robin Rue says
My little one is fussy, too, but pasta is one of his favs, so I bet he will love this.
A Geek Daddy says
I may just have this for lunch tomorrow when it is supposed to be snowing in April. This looks like a tasty meal!
Ha! We can get snow here any time of year. Usually May long weekend we end up with 6 inches of snow. 🙂
Rebecca Bryant says
Oh my this sounds delicious. I love a good bowl of pasta with sauce and fresh grated parmesan.