The Best Weeknight Bolognese Pasta!!
Pasta is what is for dinner!
Based on a recipe by Kneading and Knives
I don't know what you can say about Pasta Bolognese. This recipe comes together really easy. Enjoy!
2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 pound Circle B Ranch Ground Pork
4 teaspoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1¼ cups dry red wine, divided
1 (28-ounce) Marina's Tomato Sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound dried pasta - I used Rigatoni
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, lightly packed
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground pork and cook, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon, for 5 to 7 minutes, until the meat has lost its pink color and has started to brown. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 more minute. Pour 1 cup of the wine into the skillet and stir to scrape up any browned bits. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1½ teaspoons pepper, stirring until combined. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the pasta, and cook according to the directions on the box.
While the pasta cooks, finish the sauce. Add the nutmeg, basil, cream, and the remaining ¼ cup wine to the sauce and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened. When the pasta is cooked, drain and pour into a large serving bowl. Add the sauce and ½ cup Parmesan and toss well. Serve hot with Parmesan on the side.