We are completing the recipe theme with this easy and herb-filled Bolognese sauce. You can serve it over linguine or spaghetti or any shaped pasta. It is awesome on the Homemade Noodles we shared earlier this month. Note that if using fresh or dried herbs you add the herbs at different times in the recipe.
- 12 ounces packaged dried pasta, such as spaghetti, linguine, or penne
- 1 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage or ground beef
- 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot (1 medium)
- 1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper (1/2 large)
- 1/4 cup chopped celery (1/2 stalk)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 pounds roma tomatoes, peeled (if desired), seeded, and chopped (about 4 cups), or two 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
- 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
- 2 teaspoons snipped fresh marjoram or 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian parsley
In a large saucepan cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; keep warm.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook sausage, onion, carrot, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain.
Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, dried herbs (if using), salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If necessary, uncover and simmer for 10 minutes more or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Stir in whipping cream, parsley, and fresh herbs (if using); heat through. Serve sauce over hot pasta.
Each month a theme is chosen and a number of recipes on that theme from my massive archive will be shared. This year we have 12 new topics, different from the topics of last year.
To find the recipes of last year, check out this recipe link or search the blog with the topic Recipe2018, Recipe2019, or Recipe2020.
You can search the monthly theme by looking for the theme keyword in the search box and it will pull up the recipes on that theme as posted, so look at the bottom of the recipe in each posting for the KEYWORD for each month. All recipes this year will be tagged Recipe2021 so you can find them all.
The themes are:
Jan 2021 – Baked Items
Feb 2021 – Breakfast Dishes
March 2021 – Italian Dishes
April 2021 - Chicken Recipes
May 2021 - Appetizers
June 2021 – Mediterranean Dishes
July 2021 – Pork Recipes
August 2021 - Seafood
September 2021 - Pizzas
October 2021 – Mexican Dishes
November 2021 - Cookies
December 2021 – Gift Recipes