Fresh Rigatoni with Bolognese Sauce

Serving Size: 6

Fulfill your pasta craving with a plate of delicious homemade rigatoni bolognese.


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream, (optional)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cup canned peeled whole tomatoes
  • 0.25 Pound ground pork
  • 0.33 Pound ground beef
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and grated (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 Pound fresh rigatoni


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add carrot, celery, and onion; cook for two minutes. Add beef and pork; cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is nicely browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and 1/4 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a 6-quart pot filled with water to a boil over high heat. Generously salt water and return to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 5 to 7 minutes; drain.
  3. Add heavy cream, if using, to sauce; stir to combine. Serve immediately over pasta.

Cook's Note: Bolognese sauce may be stored in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 3 days.

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