Hearty Fettuccini Bolognese Sauce

Hearty Fettuccini Bolognese Sauce


"I have experimented with making several different ragu or bolognese sauces, and this is by far the best and most flavorful. It takes a while to make, but is well worth the effort, and keeps very well. It actually seems better the second or third time. Enjoy!"


2 h 40 m servings 834 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 834 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 43.4 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.8g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 41.5 g
  • 83%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 1188 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Saute onions, celery, carrots and garlic until tender, about 10 minutes. Increase heat to high and add veal, pork, sausage and pancetta; cook until meats are evenly brown.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth, milk, parsley, basil and thyme. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 2 1/2 hours; stir occasionally, breaking up tomatoes with spoon as you stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccini and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  4. Serve fettuccini topped with the sauce and Parmesan cheese.
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  1. 14 Ratings


I love ragu or bolognese sauces and have been tweaking the one I usually use. This recipe was great and seemed to solve all the problems of the one I had been using. Turned out perfect, and as...

This sauce was amazingly rich. It also freezes well and actually is better after the freeze.

LOVE this recipe!!! Prep and cooking times are long; however it is that recipe for special occasions or when you have extra time on your hands. Have always received compliments on this dish. ...

This recipe was great. I made it a few days before we ate it and the flavors really came together. I can do without the celery though. Instead of just adding basil I used my homemade pesto ab...

This dish is sinfully delicious. I hadn't cooked with 3 different ground meats before. It really made a difference. I used hot Italian sausage instead of mild. I added extra canned tomatoes ...

Love this recipe. It is even better a few days later. I substituted ground beef for the pork and used 1 pound of sausage (2 spicy and 2 mild italian sausages). I also used 2 cans of whole, pe...

I do not use the meats that this recipe called for, therefore I only used bacon and bracciole (rolled up beef slices with parm cheese and garilc in the middle) I've never made sauce with milk in...

so so so good! Thanks. I made this with chorizo sausage and added a can of tomato paste as well. I made it a couple days before my dinner to let the flavours meld! We loved it with homemade ...

I think this was an ok recipe for pasta sauce. I felt the whole ordeal was too labor intensive for the result. Granted, I'm not particularly familiar with bolognese sauce, and was trying this ...