Pasta Bolognese

Romantic? Check. Absolutely delicious? You bet! This recipe for Pasta Bolognese is a classic for a reason and you'll love it too!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta Bolognese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1188 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 1 Celery Stalk Chopped
  • 1 Carrot Chopped
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Pound Pancetta finely chopped
  • 1 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 1/3 Cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 Tsp Oregano
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Pound Pappardelle Cooked Al Dente
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
US Customary - Metric


  1. In a large dutch oven, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add vegetables and cook until onion is transparent and carrots have softened.

  2. Add in ground beef and pancetta. Cook until browned and fat is rendered out. While cooking, break beef apart with a wooden spoon until it is in small clumps. Remove excess fat.

  3. Add wine and cook uncovered until liquid has reduced and pot is almost dry.

  4. Add tomato paste and mix to fully incorporate. Season with nutmeg, oregano and add the bay leaf. Stir in chicken stock and milk. Let simmer uncovered for 2 hours stirring occasionally. Meat should be tender and if the liquid evaporates too quickly, add additional chicken stock to the sauce.

  5. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Cook pappardelle to al dente. Serve sauce hot over pasta. Top with grated parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Pasta Bolognese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1188 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Fat 60g92%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 222mg74%
Sodium 861mg37%
Potassium 1254mg36%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 3070IU61%
Vitamin C 7.9mg10%
Calcium 168mg17%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.