Fettuccine Bolognese

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This Bolognese sauce, meltingly tender and richly flavored, is the perfect topping for fettuccine.

Fettuccine Bolognese, or pasta in a meltingly tender meat sauce, is one of my favorite Sunday night family meals. The sauce simmers on the stove for several hours, making the house smell delicious and inviting, and the end result is a richly-flavored, comforting dish.

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Fettucini Bolognese

This Bolognese sauce, meltingly tender and richly flavored, is the perfect topping for fettuccine.

Servings: 4


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef (85% lean)
  • 3 ounces pancetta, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (plus more for pasta water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 pound fresh fettucini (available in the refrigerator section of most supermarkets; see note)
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, for serving (optional)
  • Handful chopped fresh basil or parsley, for serving (optional)


  1. Place onions in bowl of food processor fitted with metal blade. Pulse until very finely chopped but not puréed. Transfer onions to separate bowl, then add carrots and celery to food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer vegetables to bowl with onions.
  2. Heat olive oil in large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and vegetable mixture and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 10 minutes. Lower the heat if vegetables start to brown.
  3. Add ground beef, pancetta, salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until meat is no longer pink, 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add red wine and cook until liquid is almost dissolved, 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add beef stock, crushed tomatoes and oregano. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover with lid slightly ajar and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir, then cover completely with lid and simmer 45 minutes more.
  6. Add milk to sauce. Cover with lid slightly ajar and simmer until milk is absorbed, about 35 minutes. If sauce looks greasy, use a soup spoon to skim some of the fat off the top. (Don't remove all of the fat; I typically take out about 1/4 cup). Cover to keep warm off the heat while you make the pasta.
  7. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Before straining, ladle out 1 cup of pasta water into a bowl or measuring cup and set aside. Drain noodles in a colander, then add them to the sauce. Toss with tongs, adding reserved pasta water little by little if sauce seems dry. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve immediately with grated Parmesan and fresh herbs if desired.
  8. Note: I like the Buitoni brand of fresh pasta sold in the refrigerator case at most supermarkets for this dish. It cooks very quickly and tastes great. If you can't find fresh, feel free to substitute dried.
  9. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months (it’s fine to freeze it with the milk). Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until hot.

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Reviews & Comments

  • If omitting the milk, should I increase the wine?

    • — jane simon on February 20, 2020
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    • Hi Jane, I’d increase the beef stock instead. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on February 20, 2020
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      • Thank you for such quick reply. I really value your site for that reason (and all the fantastic recipes)!

        • — jane simon on February 21, 2020
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        • 😊

          • — Jenn on February 21, 2020
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  • Loved this recipe as it’s easy and quick to do! My kids had second and third helpings! Works well with fettucine too as the sauce binds well to the swirls. Thanks Jenn!

    • — Kelly on February 15, 2020
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  • This was amazing! I’ve made it several times now and it’s consistently delicious. I did use 1 lb ground wild boar since we homestead in place of the beef. In fact, I’ve used venison and wild boar in several of your recipes and they work great! I froze the left overs and it reheats very well. Thanks for another amazing recipe!

    • — Turtle on December 30, 2019
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  • Hi,
    I made this recipe once before (with the addition of mushrooms and leaving the pancetta out as we didn’t have it) and it was amazing!

    I saw in other comments you suggested bacon as a substitute so we tried that today, made a big double batch to freeze some as last time it was so good. The bacon (we love bacon here) completely ruined the taste of this sauce. I was so disappointed. My partner will still eat it as they are not picky, but disappointed I won’t get to enjoy. Maybe it is just our tastebuds, but I would highly recommend not to use bacon here. Without the bacon though, it is great!

    • — Bry on November 10, 2019
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    • Ohh this was absolutely delicious! My husband and daughter enjoyed it so much. I used gluten free fettuccine. It was fabulous. Thanks Jenn.

      • — Rita on January 23, 2020
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  • For people who are lactose intolerant, can I use something like unsweetened coconut milk or what would you suggest?
    Thank you.

    • — Marta on November 7, 2019
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    • Hi Marta, you can leave the milk out — it will still be delicious!

      • — Jenn on November 8, 2019
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  • This is now my treasured recipe for Bolognese sauce . The taste is fabulous.

    It takes a lot of time to cook so I decided doubled the recipe. I did not increase the milk portion. (Thank you to another reviewer who suggested this approach.) In the past, I have had issues with the milk evaporating when trying other Bolognese recipes. I am thrilled with my amazing results using Jenn’s recipe!!!

    • — TC on November 6, 2019
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  • Quick question Jen. I have lots of tomatoes from garden to use up. Could I use fresh instead of canned? How many and would I process in food processor prior to simmering?

    • — Becky on July 20, 2019
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    • Hi Becky, I’d guesstimate you’d need the equivalent of about 1/3 – 1/2 pound of fresh tomatoes. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on July 22, 2019
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  • Thank you Chef Segal for sharing your recipes with us! This was absolutely delicious! It will be going into my regular rotation of recipes to make. My whole family loved it and I will definitely be trying out more of your recipes!!!

    • — Christina Midvale on January 30, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn,
    Making this later in the week, can l add mushrooms? Should they be chopped like the onions, carrots and celery and added at the same time?

    • — Jane on January 18, 2019
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    • Yes, I think that’s perfect. Would love to hear how it turns out!

      • — Jenn on January 18, 2019
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  • Hi Jen !
    I’m not familiar with wine specially for cooking . Can you help me pick one ? Pinot Noir or Cabernet ?
    Thank you .
    Cristina Gomez

    • — Cristina gomez on January 17, 2019
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    • Hi Christina, Basically you want to use a wine that’s inexpensive but good enough to drink (and either a pinot or a cob would be perfect). Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on January 18, 2019
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      • Thank you .

        • — Christina on January 19, 2019
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  • I have been wanting to try this for some time. I just broke down and bought an Instant Pot. Could I make this in that? If so, what adjustments would be needed? Thanks so much!

    • — Sue on November 26, 2018
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    • Hi Sue, While I recently purchased a pressure cooker/instant pot, I’m just starting to play around with it and don’t have enough experience with it to say with confidence – I’m sorry! These tips look like they could be useful in converting traditional recipes to ones that would work in a pressure cooker. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on November 27, 2018
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  • Made this and loved it! I’d like to make a sausage Bolognese. I was wondering if you can use sausage in this recipe or if you have a different recipe for sausage Bolognese?

    • — Kim Mann on November 25, 2018
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    • Glad you liked it, Kim! Yes, I think you could use sausage here, but I’d suggest cutting the salt back to taste if you go that route. I’d love to hear how it turns out!

      • — Jenn on November 27, 2018
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  • This was delicious and well worth the effort! Will certainly be making this again.

    • — LisaR on November 24, 2018
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  • Hi Jenn,
    I was wondering if you could use the Bolognese sauce to make a meat lasagna?

    • — Rosie on September 10, 2018
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    • Hi Rosie, I haven’t tried it in a lasagna, but I think it would work. Feel free to simmer it a bit longer if you think it needs to thicken up a bit more before adding it to the lasagna. I’d love to hear how it turns out if you try it! Not sure if you’ve tried my lasagna recipe, but that’s an option you may want to consider too.

      • — Jenn on September 11, 2018
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  • Hi Jen! I am about to this delicious sounding bolognese sauce but I’m a bit confused after reading some of the reviews. Several people have mentioned the “cream” in the recipe, but all I see listed is “milk.” Have I missed something? Is this a choice I need to make — is cream preferable to milk, even though I don’t see it listed? Thank you for your help.

    • — Toni on July 9, 2018
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    • Hi Toni, Not sure what that’s all about but you only need milk. Hope you enjoy the dish! 🙂

      • — Jenn on July 10, 2018
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  • Hi Jenn,
    I was going to make your sauce tomorrow but I have a question about the ingredients. The recipe says to use 2 cups of beef stock but your photo shows beef broth. Which should I use when making the Bolognese sauce? Thanks so much!
    I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of your cookbook. Everything I have made from your site has been fantastic!

    • — Michele on April 14, 2018
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    • So glad you like the recipes, Michelle, and thanks for your support with the cookbook. Stock and broth work equally well here. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on April 15, 2018
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  • Hello, My family and I have been loving your recipes. I followed your bolognese recipe exactly but made a double batch this evening. The flavor is fantastic, but it never thickened despite hours of simmering (with lid cracked and on tight). Any thoughts on ways to thicken it without changing the flavor? Thank you!

    • — Kari on April 8, 2018
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    • Hi Kari, So glad you’re enjoying the recipes! I think since you doubled the recipe, you may just need to cook it a bit longer uncovered. It will eventually thicken, and don’t worry – you can’t overcook this. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on April 9, 2018
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      • Thank you!

        • — Kari on April 9, 2018
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  • I have made this wonderful recipe as it is directed multiple times. I plan on making for a larger group (6) this weekend. Do I double every item?

    • — Palma on March 13, 2018
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    • Glad you like it, Palma! You’re likely to have some leftovers if you double it, but it freezes nicely!

      • — Jenn on March 13, 2018
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  • I thought this bolognese was delicious. I served it on my son’s birthday and everyone thought it was excellent. It is easy to make and so flavorful. I doubled the recipe but only put 1 cup of milk. I froze the extra for an easy meal at a later date. I will definitely make this again and again.

    • — Karin on March 7, 2018
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  • Hi Jenn,
    We don’t eat onions. 🙁 It’s an aftertaste issue. It’s tough because so often recipes call for them but so far we’ve enjoyed many many wonderful dishes in our lives without this coveted vegetable :). I know that surprises most people and we have tried but every time we put them in a recipe to see if we can get used to it we regret it.
    Any suggestions for bulking this up as it takes a lot of onion and I worry the texture will bre compromised.
    Thanks for any guidance and thank you for your recipes. So good. I have 5 favorites so far!

    • — Rebecca on March 6, 2018
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    • Hi Rebecca, Onions definitely add to the flavor of the stew, but you could try substituting celery, or fennel here. I’d love to hear how it turns out if you use one of these substitutes. (And glad to hear you’ve enjoyed the recipes you’ve made from the blog!)

      • — Jenn on March 6, 2018
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  • This sauce was definitely worth the effort involved!! Made it the day before and waited to add the cream until the next day when I was ready to serve, and it turned out great.

    • — Sarah on March 6, 2018
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  • Second time making this recipe- it’s a keeper. This time I subbed bacon for pancetta. I also added a Tbsp of brown sugar for added sweetness. I also served the Bolognese over garlic Parmesan potatoes. I feel that served over the fettuccine, it loses some of the flavor. Overall- excellent recipe! Kids loved it.

    • — Laura on March 2, 2018
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  • Until I tried your recipe I thought Bolognese was just “meat sauce”.. and when I say meat sauce I mean ground beef mixed with marinara. I was happily wrong! The only substitution I made was chopped bacon for the pancetta. Everything else I followed to a tee! Thank you Jennifer for this delicious recipe. Admittedly, it takes some time to make but well worth it! I would happily make this for guests. I served with a side of sautéed squash and shallots and crusty bread! A plus recipe!

    • — Pam Komons on March 1, 2018
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  • Made this for friends who canceled at the last minute. Sooo, my husband and I ate it and it was delicious!! Easy, too!

  • Hi Jen,
    When I browned the ground beef with the pancetta, the pancetta didn’t brown. It looked kind of raw. Was it supposed to brown like the beef? I have a feeling I did something wrong. Otherwise, it looks great. Love your recipes.

    • — Marjorie Strauss
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    • No worries, Marjorie – you’re just rendering the fat and it won’t turn dark brown. Enjoy!

    • Hi Marjorie, pancetta doesn’t turn brown like ground beef does; it may get a little darker/caramelized on the edges, but it does maintain that pink hue. Hope that clarifies!

  • Do you know if this sauce can be made ahead and frozen or is it not possible with the cream?

    • Hi Joann, The sauce freezes just fine with the cream, but feel free to wait until you reheat it to add it if you prefer.

  • Jen I have not tried this yet but plan to this weekend. My kids like Bolognese rather tomatoe-y. Would you simply add more tomatoes and/or omit something else?

    • Sure, KC, I’d up the amount of tomatoes by another cup. Hope everyone enjoys!

  • I have been looking for this recipe since I ate it at a friend’s house sophomore year of high school, 1987. Seriously, I did not know that this was the recipe. I made it tonight, to the letter. It is fabulous! Thank you.

  • Just made this with venison burger{super lean}, but with the pancetta it came out marvelous. Also threw in some chopped sun dried tomatoes from this summer.
    This is a KEEPER!!!!

  • Jenn, this was such a great recipe and I botched it! I followed the instructions to the letter, but as I added the liquids in each stage I could see the sauce getting thinner and thinner, even though it was simmering nicely. By the time I served it, it was delicious, but way too soupey. Please help, what did I do wrong?? I would like to make it again and achieve the right results. Thank you so much for making me a better cook. : )

    • Hi Stephanie, sorry to hear you didn’t achieve the texture you were looking for – you probably just need to cook it a little longer. I would leave the lid off so the liquid can evaporate, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until it looks thick enough for your tastes. Hope that helps!

  • Hi Jenn. I made your fettucini Bolognese recipe yesterday. DELICIOUS! My wifes favorite pasta sauce has always been the one her mother makes…until now! We had leftovers today and she said this was much better than her moms! I do most of the cooking in our home and I’m NOT talented in the kitchen, but I enjoy trying when I have the time. Your recipes are easy to follow & so well illustrated, even I can make something we both enjoy and look forward to having again & again! Anyone out there thinking about this Bolognese…TRY IT-YOU’LL LIKE IT!

    • So glad you and your wife enjoyed it, Scott. ☺️

  • Hi Jenn,

    I boil my pasta a head of time and then quickly warm up in warm water and drain to save time.
    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks for all your great cooking tips!


    • That’s perfectly fine! (Just put them in for a quick dip so they get hot but not overcooked.)

  • Hi Jenn, Just wondering if your bolognese sauce can be made ahead & frozen? Thanks for the delicious recipes. I really enjoy your newsletter, Darlene Mulholland

    • — Darlene Mulholland
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    • Glad you like the recipes, Darlene! Yes, the bolognese freezes nicley – enjoy!

  • Delicious. To make my life easier I used mirepoix from Trader Joe’s plus and additional onion. I just ate it for the third time since I made it Saturday and it gets better each time.

    • Can I make a double batch all at once? Thanks Jen!

      • — Krystal on February 21, 2020
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      • Sure, Krystal – that will work.

        • — Jenn on February 22, 2020
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  • If I want to freeze a portion of the sauce should I freeze before I add the whole milk (and add after it has been defrosted and warmed up)

    • Hi, The sauce freezes just fine with the milk, but feel free to wait until you reheat it to add the milk if you prefer.

  • Hi Jenn! I will be making this for the second time tonight!! I do have a leftovers question because I would love to eat this for lunch the next day, but I’ve never worked with fresh pasta before. 😓 Usually I’ll just store my spaghetti with the sauce in the fridge. BUT since fresh noodles are seemingly more fragile should I store them separately and reheat in the microwave and then combine? Or will they be okay storing & reheating after they have been tossed in sauce?

    • Hi Victoria, I think that it would be best to store and reheat them together. That way you have to handle the delicate pasta a little less. Enjoy!

  • Hi Jenn. I’m planning to make this sauce with fresh tomatoes, I’m also going freeze it for quick weekday meals. How many tomatoes would you suggest I add and should I omit the milk and add it when I reheat the sauce? Thanks!

    • Hi Kerrie, I’m not certain, but I think you’d need somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 pound of fresh tomatoes. These freezes just fine with the milk, but feel free to wait until you’re reheating it to add the milk if you prefer.

  • We love love this Fetuccini Bolognese recipe! There is no change at all in this recipe! SPOT ON! Very delicious. Thank you for sharing all your wondeful recipes

  • Jenn, this is simmering away as I write…the house smells so good. Want to serve this tomorrow night, will I have to thin it out and if so, with what, broth or crushed tomatoes? Carol

    • Hi Carol, You may need to thin it out a little – water or broth will work fine. Enjoy!

  • Hi Jenn! I am planning on making this ahead of time for a group of 15. I am planning on multiplying everything times 4 but I wanted to ask a more experienced chef what type of problems I would run into- would it be better to do it in 2 batches? I’m worried that things will be stacked so high that it won’t cook properly. Thanks for any advice you can offer:)

    • Hi Corey, As long as you have a pot that’s big enough, I don’t see any reason why 1 batch wouldn’t work. Hope everyone enjoys!

  • Hi Jen
    I’m planning on making this for a dinner party where some of my guests do not consume pork. What can I replace the pancetta with or can I omit it altogether?

    • Hi Vanita, you can just omit the pancetta; the sauce will still be delicious.

  • My husband and I really enjoyed the flavor of this sauce. The only minor thing is my husband suggested I add more tomato sauce to it next time as he prefers it that way. Most of it got absorbed, but flavor was excellent.

  • Hi Jenn,

    I recently made this sauce and WOW was it delicious!

    I’d like to make a vegetarian version of your bolognese.. wondering if I can substitute the beef with a mushroom medley, then add some nutritional yeast the last 5 minutes or so?

    LOVE all of your recipes…you’re my favorite online chef! Looking forward to your cookbook.

    • Hi MC, glad you liked it! I really am not sure how a vegetarian version like you described would turn out, but it sounds tasty! If you give it try, I’d love to hear what you think!

    • MC, I had a vegetarian Mushroom Carbonara when in Europe and it was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. Rich and so delicious! Maybe searching for that will give you what you want.

      • — Janet on January 12, 2019
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  • This recipe looks mouth-wateringly delicious! I haven’t made it yet (I am planning it for a mid-week dinner), but I can tell it deserves five stars 🙂 In the meantime, I have a question.

    Jenn: You mentioned skimming the grease from the meat/vegetable mixture, as did a few commenters. Would it be okay to brown the ground beef and pancetta in a separate pan until done just long enough to render the fat (i.e., 1/2 to 2/3 done) and then drain the meat mixture through a cone-shaped or rounded strainer and THEN add the mixture to the vegetables to continue cooking? It seems this might work and leave the end result less greasy.

    • Hi Laura, You definitely can but the meat will be more tender when cooked with the fat. Hope that helps!

      • Thank you, Jenn! Yes, it helps. I will try doing this and not drain out all of the fat (I will report back).

  • Loved it. I do those grocery shopper services from time to time and instead of pancetta, she ended up putting in prosciutto. It worked out just fine with the alternative. Good flavor and tender meat. This is now my favorite one. Like the use of the food processor.

  • Could the sauce be made ahead of time and reheated?

  • Is there a suitable substitute for the milk? My son is allergic. I never make bolognese for this reason, but would love to try it!

    • Hi Wendy, you can just omit the milk. It will still be delicious!

  • This looks delicious and I plan on making it. We have Kobe (wagyu) ground beef in the freezer. The flavor is definitely more pronounced, however it’s pretty lean, which you’ve warned against. Do you have a suggestion on how to use the lean beef? I’ll probably double the recipe to freeze. I guess I could use half lean and half 85%, but would rather use all wagyu, cuz that’s what we have! Thanks. . . and OH!! I love your website, your recipes and having such easy access to a great chef!!

    • So glad you like the recipes, Pat! Yes, you can make it with the lean beef, but it won’t be quite as good. If possible, I’d suggest that you use half the Kobe beef and half 85%. It’s a happy compromise :).

      • Thanks, Jen. . I’m assuming we’re looking for flavor from the fat. . .As long as there’s pancetta, what about substituting bacon grease?? . . .too smoky? If so, 85% it is! Thanks again.

        • I think it would be delicious with a little bacon grease!

  • What can i use if i dont have beef broth? Thanks

    • Hi Julz, you could use chicken or vegetable broth here.

  • Hi Jenn,
    I would like to make this recipe for company in a couple weeks but I have some questions:

    1. Will this recipe work well if I double it?
    2. I can’t use the red wine. What would be the best substitute?
    3. I’d also like to use regular spaghetti or angel hair pasta instead of fettuccine. Any reason these also wouldn’t work?

    I continue to love your recipes and am so appreciative that we can email you with questions.

    Thanks much!

    • Hi Terri, Yes, you can definitely double the recipe. While I like fettuccine here because it’s “sturdy,” you can use a different shaped pasta here, but I’d stay away from angel hair as I think it’s too delicate. And you can substitute the wine with more beef stock. Hope everyone enjoys!

  • Hello Jeniffer,
    I wanted to let you know that I made this dish yesterday for my guests and my husband. They absolutely loved it. I paired it with that Romaine salad and I got so many praises for my dinner. 🙂
    Thank you for posting such good recipes.
    Your blog is really an inspiration for good cooking.

  • Hi Jen
    Is there any substitute for pancetta? We don’t eat pork.


    • Hi Ro, you can just omit the pancetta. The sauce will still be delicious!

  • Hi Jenn, I’ve made many of your recipes, which are amazing! In this one, if I don’t have bacon or pancetta, will the recipe still work? thank you

    • Hi Giselle, glad you’re enjoying the recipes :). You can just omit the pancetta- it will still taste great!

  • Hi Jen,
    Can I use lamb mince in this recipe?
    I don’t eat beef. So I am deciding between turkey mince and lamb mince. Which would be the better substitute?
    I love your recipes!

    • Hi Dhanu, lamb would work here (and I would use that instead of the turkey). Hope you enjoy!

  • Hi Jenn! Planning on making this tonight– can I use ground veal instead?

    • Yes, Erin, that should work fine. Enjoy!

  • My picky husband approved !!!
    I added some spinach to it too

  • We loved this, made exactly as written. The first night, there was a lot of fat on the top even with removing 1/4 cup as suggested. I put it in the fridge overnight and scraped off all the fat once solid the next day. The flavor was just as good but much more appetizing. I think I’ll make it a day before ongoing.

  • This was tasty and delicious!! Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic recipes and culinary tips! I hope to see more pasta recipes. If I were to use a slow cooker, what changes would I have to make?

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it Alice! While I think you could make it in a slow cooker, there are a number of steps that involve adding an ingredient and simmering which would be difficult if you plan to leave the house, so I think you’re better off doing this on the stove.

  • I made this for dinner tonight and I only have three things to say about this recipe. Excellent, excellent, excellent!!!
    Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

  • I had read somewhere that Tom Brady’s favorite thing to order in a local Italian restaurant was Beef Bolognese. So when I saw this recipe I made it for my husband who loves the Patriots. It was fantastic, really delicious. I think my husband had third helpings. Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes.

  • I’ve tried Marcella Hazan’s as well as Lidia Bastianich’s recipe; yours was by far the best! Will be my “go to” Bolognese from now on! It was delicious! Thank you!

  • Making this tonight and will let it sit in the fridge until dinner on Sunday. Can’t wait to try it! I don’t have any pancetta in the house and rather than omit it I’m wondering about substituting bacon. Do you think this would work? Thanks so much Jenn.

    • Hi Janet, Bacon will work just fine. Enjoy 🙂

  • What can I use if I don’t have a food processor?

    • Hi Becky, You can chop by hand.

  • Hi, I was wondering what kind of dry red wine to use? I’m not particularly familiar with any kind of good cooking red wine. Please help. Much is appreciated.

    • Hi Ollie, You could use a Pinot Noir, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, to name just a few 🙂

  • This recipe looks so good! I’m planning on cooking it this Friday. But I don’t have any fresh fettucini at any of my grocery store. Is it possible to just use the box fettucini from the shelf? Please help. Thank you!

    • Yes, absolutely — it will still be delicious!

  • Hi Jenn,
    Thank-you for sharing all your yummy recipes! I’d like to make your Bolognese and I’m wondering, could the this be made ahead of time with egg noodles and baked in the oven as a hot dish before serving?

    • Hi Jill, Yes, I think that will work well. Enjoy 🙂

  • This recipe was AWESOME! I had never made a Bolognese sauce before, but I certainly will make this again. This recipe makes a LOT of sauce – probably enough for two pounds of pasta. Next time, I’ll either halve the recipe, or freeze half the sauce for another day.

  • First of all you have over sauced this dish like a true rich American. The sauce is a condiment like catsup or mustered on a hamburger. Dried oregano in Bolognese sauce give me a break. You people are so not Italian the sauce is made with 1/3 veal, lb pork, lb beef and pancetta ground together. It does not have crushed tomatoes only a small amount of true Italian tomato paste. The celery is rare but not uncommon and the red wine is uncommon as white wine is traditionally used in Bologna. Your finished dish is red as a beet but the color should be an orange or dark pinkish orange.

    • To reviewer Scott Walden:
      At first, I wasn’t going to dignify you’re unwarranted and abusive review, but it begged a response. The beauty and fun of cooking is that you don’t have to stick to tradition and/or the recipe. You’re free to experiment and wind up with a great, signature dish. You’re rude, insulting and totally miss the spirit of cooking. You’re presumptuous, too. Not all Americans are rich.

      • Good for Vicki plum. …Scott is just an ass.

        • Well said, Gilly! 😀

        • Well put, Chris, thanks! 😀

    • To reviewer Scott Walden. Like Vickiplum at first I was going to ignore your review, but then the irony of your comments hit me. So to your comments I say if you are such a expert in how to prepare Italian cuisine, why not use your energy doing something useful, rather than insulting someone who is helping others build their confidence in the kitchen. Food, is best prepared and digested in a positive environment. You aren’t welcome here!

    • I just stumbled on this recipe and was excited to try another one of Jenn’s creations so I set about reading the reviews. It’s simmering for the first 45 minutes as I type, so I can’t really review the recipe yet. My son keeps telling me the house smells amazing though. Scott, I appreciate that you have a subjective opinion as to how this recipe can be made but I can not relate to the unkind method by which you share your “expertise”. Most of us busy women and men who look forward to Jenn’s emails every few weeks do so not just because she has some terrific recipes, but because she is kind, caring and helpful. I hope at some point since you posted your unnecessarily harsh and vituperative comments, you have had some sort of epiphany about your review. My suspicion is that Jenn would be gracious enough to receive your apology but that you wouldn’t be man enough to offer one.

    • Scott, why are you even on this site and cooking this if you are such an expert on making true Italian Bolognese sauce? i have a lot of Italians cookbooks and look at Italians recipes on the web all the time, the Bolognese recipes are all slightly different. In fact the one Giada has in her cookbook has even more tomatoes in it and huuum let me think; she is Italian!! All great recipes have variations. This is delicious and you can always substitute white wine or tomato paste if you prefer. What I love about Jenn’s recipes is they are easy to follow and always delicious. I have turned so many people on to her and they love her recipes. Enjoy everyone.

      • — Belinda on October 19, 2019
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  • Hi – first of all, kudos for getting right one thing most get wrong: bolognese is born as a sauce for fettuccine, NOT spaghetti. People in Bologna use tomato sauce on spaghetti, strange as it may seem. And your recipe for the sauce is the real thing (the only difference with the traditional one being the substitution of red wine for white). Only, as you found out yourself, it is a bit on the greasy side (as most of the cuisine in the area around Bologna), so at home we skip milk and cream altogether and use ground bologna instead of pancetta.
    At any rate, it is refreshing to find someone who understand that the key to Italian cuisine (to any good one, in truth) is simplicity – I’ve found on the net many a travesty.
    Keep up the good work!
    (Uh, I forgot but probably you guessed it: I live not too far from Bologna…….)

  • Does this sauce freeze well? I would like to make it for two and save the rest. What do you think about adding mushrooms?

    • Hi Tori, Yes and yes 🙂

  • Hi jenn,
    I don’t use alcohol in my cooking, so was wondering how to make this without it. Is there anything I can substitute for this?

    • Hi Sandi, You can add more beef broth instead of the wine. Hope it turns out 🙂

  • This is a classic. I love this recipe and have made it several times. Absolutely delicious!

  • This is a meal so full of flavor and textures and overall YUMM-NESS. That’s the best way to describe this. It feels like you’d be cooking for hours and hours but you’re not. Wonderful comfort food.

  • Great recipe. I left out the celery because we are not big fans but other than that I followed it and my husband and I both loved it!!

  • Hi Jen, thank you for all your delicious meals. You’ve inspired me and I love the way you lay it out!! We’ve enjoyed many of your receipes and plan on trying every one! My next dish I’m making is the fettuccine bolognese. I have a couple of questions. Can I make it 2 days in advance, how long does it keep? Also, I want to have the pasta finished before guests come. Can I do this without ruining the pasta? I did buy fresh, 36 oz. for 10 of us? Help please– planning on making today. Thank you!

    • Hi Vicky, Glad you are enjoying the recipes! It is absolutely fine (in fact, probably better) to make the sauce a few days ahead of time. It will keep well in the fridge for 3-4 days. However, I would definitely recommend boiling the pasta and tossing it with the sauce at the last minute. It’s fine to do it right before your guests arrive — just reserve some of the cooking liquid and toss the noodles with some olive oil so they don’t stick together. Right before serving, heat the sauce in a large pot and toss with the noodles, adding the reserved cooking water if necessary.

  • Hi Jenn!
    Well I finally made your Fettuccine Bolognese sauce with dark ground turkey and chicken broth and it was absolutely delicious! So rich and tender! Perfect meal for a cold winter evening.
    Thanks for your recipe and all your helpful suggestions!

  • Hi Jenn!
    I have one more question before I attempt to make your Fettuccine Bolognese. I am going to use ground turkey and chicken broth instead of the beef and beef broth but now I was wondering if I should still use red wine in it or should I use white? Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Terri, I’d use red.

  • I’m not sure what went wrong this time – it smells good and it’s been on the stove for 2.5 hours but it is still *very* soupy. The strange thing is that I’m sure I’ve made it before, successfully. I think I will halve the quantity of broth next time to avoid this soupy situation.

  • Hi Jenn!
    Can you make this recipe with ground turkey? If so, should you still use beef broth or should you use chicken broth?

    • Yes, ground turkey will work but I would use dark meat so the meat doesn’t come out too dry. Chicken broth would work best. Hope it turns out!

  • This was the best Bolognese sauce! Up until now was using L. Bastianich’s recipe but this is far better! Thanks again! BTW, LOVE the recipes on your website!

  • Hi Jenn, I just joined your site and I love it! I’m making the Fettucine Bolognese to bring to a pot luck tonight and I doubled the recipe however, it looks very “liquidy”….not at all like your final picture of the sauce (whic looks like a meat sauce – mine looks like soup). I’ve yet to add the pasta but now I’m a bit freaked out that something is wrong – could you please tell me if it’s normal for it to be watery before adding pasta? THANK YOU!

    • Hi Kathy, Welcome to the site! The sauce shouldn’t be too liquid; since you doubled the recipe, you probably just need to cook it a little longer. I would leave the lid off so the liquid can evaporate, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until it looks a bit more like the photo 🙂

  • Wow this looks amazing! Can you recommend a substitute for the pancetta and wine? Thank you.

    • Hi Sara, You can omit the pancetta and add beef stock in place of the wine.

  • Love this recipe. I cut it in half for my husband and I, we never have leftovers. The ONLY sad thing is, I have a lot of leftover crushed tomatoes. Any idea what to do with it? I’d hate to throw it away.

    • Hi Victoria, I’d transfer the tomatoes to a freezer bag and freeze, then toss them in the pot next time you make chili, tomato sauce, etc.

  • I made this dish tonight, it was just divine. certain to become a favourite.

  • my daughter has a dairy allergy, can I omit the cream and still have a good taste. I have non dairy cream cheese, could I use that instead?

    • Hi Taryn, I would just leave the milk out. It will still be delicious.

  • My grocery store sells the “meat loaf mix” of ground beef/pork/veal. Could I sub a pound of that for the beef/pancetta mix in this recipe? I’m not sure what the percentages are but I think it’s predominantly beef.

    • Hi Geni, Yes that’s absolutely fine.

  • I haven’t yet made this delicious-sounding version of bolognese sauce, but will after I make a trip to the grocery store! Just wanted to say how wonderful your detailed directions with photos are even to an experienced cook! Thank you!

    • Thank you, Geni!

  • AMAZING!!! I was not a huge fan of bolognese but my boyfriend is and we eat it in restaurants a lot. I made this sauce up until the last step and reheated it a few days later, added the milk-voila! It was delicious and I received rave reviews! Will be a great dinner party dish because it can be made ahead too!!

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  • I’m obsessed with your recipes. I made this for dinner today, along with The Big Italian Salad. Absolutely delicious. I say that about all your recipes!!

  • This sounds delicious! I make a similar sauce using a rump roast but no milk and serve it over gnocchi.

  • I made this 3 days ago, and it tasted better even as leftovers! I found that the smell would be optimal whenever I reduced the beef stock by 1/3 a cup, and add more Cabernet Sauvignon based on feelings (usually 1/3cup extra)!

  • THIS SOUNDS SO SO SO GOOD! Can’t wait to try this!

  • Would love to have that food processor so I could make this recipe!

  • Do you think this can be made ahead? I want to make it for some friend’s but I might not have the time to cook it for hours!

    • Hi Trisha, It can absolutely be made ahead. I hope you enjoy it!

  • I tried this last week and also made homemade fettucine pasta. It was time consuming, but delicious. I will make this many times again as a special meal.

  • i cant wait to try this. I have never had this before but have heard of it and always waned to try it.

  • This has been on my list for a long time. Finally made it last night and it was delicious! Thanks for all the great recipes!

  • This was so delicious! I used dried pasta because that is all my grocery store carries. The sauce has so much flavor and gets even better as leftovers. It makes a ton, so next time I will make it for company. My little family of 3 ate it for several meals!

  • Hey Jen,

    I’m thinking about making this for a friend who doesn’t eat pork. What substitution for the pancetta would you recommend?

    • Hi Jennifer, I’d say just leave it out; it will still be delicious.

      • Okay, thank you!!

  • I love wonderful pasta dishes, they are my favorite meal to make. I can’t wait to try this one it has all of the right igredients!! Thanks for sharing

  • love your recipes, particularly like your photos that show how the dish looks at each stage of preparation. can’t wait to try this dish, just in time for the cold weather.

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  • My mother makes a version of this that I adored as a child. I look forward to trying this recipe in my grown up kitchen!

  • This looks so good, but can you leave the red wine out or substitute it with somethng else like white grape juice or would it ruin the flavor?
    Looks so yummy!

    • Hi Tammy, You can substitute the wine with more beef stock – should work fine!

  • Searching for larger pants…. so good, so rich, so going to make this over and over and over.

  • Wow..you are right! Lots to chop. Looks very good but I don’t have a Cuisinart or food chopper so will have to purchase one! Thanks for the interesting delicious looking recipe!

  • Love the detailed instructions

  • I would love to make this with the help of a food processor!

  • I made your bolognese sauce tonight for a lasagna dinner for my husband and in-laws — it was delicious! The flavors were incredibly robust but not overwhelming. I definitely ate my fair share of “tastings” during the simmering process…I look forward to making this again with fettuccine.

  • This recipe looked delicious when I first read it. Made it last night and I am right – it IS delicious.

  • with all the chopping required for Bolognese, you really need this food processor.

  • Delicious!

  • My husband’s new favorite!

  • We made this for my husband’s Birthday this past December. It was very good – a mild-flavored, meaty and hearty sauce – a real crowd pleaser for the whole family. We did not use fresh pasta, but opted to use dried fettucine instead. Four active teenagers consume a lot of pasta! Loved the finely chopped vegetables in the sauce, especially the carrots.

  • Making this for dinner!

  • Absolutely delicious!! Thanks for another great recipe!

  • This was another recipe that I tried from your website that my entire family absolutely loved!
    Thanks again for an outstanding sauce!

  • I made this for dinner on Monday. It was absolutely delicious !

  • I made this for an Italian-themed wine dinner and everyone raved about it! It went right into the “definitely make again – soon!” file. Your site is terrific – having all the photos for reference really helps.

  • This is such an amazing recipe. With the three meat combination it is simply to DIE FOR. My friend Melanie and I made it the first time together, with fresh homemade pasta. Since then she has made it bi-monthly for her and her husband. I think its time to whip out my food processor and try this again!

  • I just made this for dinner and it was incredibly delicious! I’m looking forward to having the left overs tomorrow. Right now neither my husband or myself are drinking (hubby’s training to climb Mt Rainier & I’m pregnant). So I’ve been avoiding meals that call for wine, since I didn’t want to waste it. I loved your tip on the mini wine bottles … I can’t believe that solution never dawned in me before. As always, thanks for sharing your recipes & tips!!!

  • I like recipes that “hide” the veggies. My meat-eating men will like this one.

  • I made this delicious dish. So yummy. Since we keep kosher in the house I had to make a few adjustments. I had to eliminate the pancetta and then substituted Tofutti Sour Supreme (non dairy sour cream 1/2 cup) for the whole milk. The dish was awesome. Thank you!

  • Made this a few weeks ago. DELICIOUS!!! Absolutely worth the time and effort.

  • My family loves the bolognese sauce and spaghetti. I make it a bit different. I have never heard about wine in it, will try it. I add more spices basil, rosemarin, parsley. It smells just fantastic !

  • I made this for two four year olds the other night, and the first bite out of my daughter’s mouth was, “I love this!!! It’s so yummy!!” And she’s a picky eater. Bravo again! This is going to be my new and only spaghetti sauce! Thank you!

  • Looks like a great recipe!

  • Can’t wait to try it!

  • Thanks for the giveaway…looks delicious !

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  • That sauce looks delicious! I need a food processor, it looks like it makes food prepping a lot easier. Thanks for having the contest!

  • OMG this recipe sounds awesome. I’m an email subscriber and yummy.

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  • That bolognese sauce looks pretty great and I might just have to try it sometime. My sister has been wanting a food processor for a while, but I can’t afford to get her a decent one for Christmas.

  • I am a subscriber and my food processor died- what a horrible time of year, huh? This would be awesome to win.

    Your recipe looks delish. I’ve not tried with pancetta, may have to do that soon.

  • Looks delicious..thanks for the great contest

  • I am a young cook, with very few kitchen tools. Right now, I chop everything with one knife, which works, but sure makes some dishes a long slow process!

  • I have been searching for the perfect bolognese recipe and this sounds like it!!!!! It has all the right ingredients and doesn’t seem complicated to make. I can’t wait to try it!!!!

  • love your blog! Hoping to see more holiday recipes..

  • You make it look so easy. I can’t wait to try this for my family.

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  • Looks delicious! I will definitely be making this come the weekend!

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  • Wow that sauce looks so yummy! I subscribe via email

  • Wow a recipe that even I could make sounds great
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  • Excited to try out this meal! It looks delicious! 🙂

  • This sounds so good may have to go shopping to get a few things so I can try it
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  • I would love to win this as I’ve been wanting it for a long time! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  • It looks delicious!

  • Yum, I wish I could make this right now! It sounds sooo, so yummy…I think I’ll make it tomorrow night! And I bet the bolognese would be great on gnocchi, too. Have a recipe for that?

  • Oh my! This blog is making me hungry! I need to try this recipes. Especially the Fettuccine Bolognese! Thanks for the recipes and the chance to win!

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  • This really looks so tasty and having a food processor really helped make it easier!!! I’m a RSS subscriber.

  • Your sauce looks so yummy! I would love to have a food processor! It’s always been something on my wish list.

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  • Can’t wait to try the recipe!!

  • This dish looks so delicious!! I printed the recipe and cant wait to try it. Thank you for the recipe and the VERY enticing pictures!! YUM!

  • I’m on my way to the grocery store to buy the ingredients and will try it this week — looks delicious!

  • I’ve been a fan of Kitchen Daily for a long time. Every receipe I have tried has been a ‘keeper’ and is outstanding! I appreciate the way they are written so as to should the ‘ease’ of preparation to ‘on the table’. Thanks so much for making our lives easier and so much more DELICIOSO!

  • I have been searching high & low for a good Bolognese recipe, with a particular taste. I guess I’ll just keep trying different ones until I find it. This one sounds great. Thanks

  • Yumm look like a great recipe !!

  • This food processor would really help with food preparation


  • Looking forward to trying this! I’ve tried many of your recipes and they’re all so yummy!

  • My cuisenart broke a while ago so this would be a wonderful win! Thank you. Thank you too for your amazing blog. I check it every Sunday when I am making our weekly meal list and always find new recipes to try that my kids will actually eat. Okay, maybe 2 of the 3 each night and it varies. Can’t please those three–the gourmet child, the vegetarian teen, and the picky youngest. At least with your blog I can make almost all of us happy:-)

  • Wonderful! Thanks so much! Oh yeah, baby! I could go for a new processor: mine is 26 years old and barely hanging in there… 🙂

  • that recipe sounds amazing! YUM!


  • Looks delicious! Gonna fix this for dinner tonite.

  • This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • This would be a nice step up from my mini-foodprocessor which would be terrific.

  • I will definitely be trying this recipe as it looks like a meal that my family would love.

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  • looks great. love your recipes!

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  • I think I just found what we are having for Christmas Eve dinner!

  • Looks perfect for a cold winter Michigan night

  • Thanks for the chance to win! Love to give this to my mom for the holidays.

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  • Take for the the chance! the food looks delish!!

  • I’m so excited to try this. All my neighbors are Italian so I have stiff competition.

  • ylove this givewaw

  • Cuisinart food processors are definitely the best. I love comforting pasta dishes! I could really use this size processor for smaller jobs.

  • its the only thing i asked for this year for christmas

  • Perfect winter meal.

  • Bolognese is my daughter’s favorite dish. Looks like a great recipe.

  • I like the idea of a robust smelling kitchen in the cold winter months

  • I’m a pretty picky eater but this looks awesome. Now I’m hungry…

  • I have been wanting a food processor and this looks like a great one.

  • Oooohhh I LOVE Cuisinart products!!! Thanks!

  • Can’t wait to try the bolognese sauce, but sure could use the food processor to make it easier!

  • Yum! Also, I love the idea of using mini wine bottles for recipes – it’s so incredibly practical!

  • Perfect warm family meal! Thanks

  • This looks amazing, and the directions are very straightforward. I look forward to trying it.

  • another great recipe!

  • This looks GREAT!! I love your blog and all the gorgeous photos. Thanks for posting (and I hope I WIN). 🙂

  • I’m a subscriber, and would love to win…my food processor died just a week ago! 🙂

  • Looks delicious! I’d love to have a food processor.

  • Oh, yes! Great recipe ideas all over this blog. That food processor would make my life a whole bunch easier! I lost the blade to mine in the midst of a winter move! I’ve been missing my weekly batches of hummus like nothin’ else 🙂

  • This will be a perfect Friday evening family meal. Especially easy with the Cuisinart food processor!

  • Your sauce looks great. I will be trying it soon!

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  • sharing the recipe with all of my friends via Facebook!

  • the pictures made me sooo hungry!! great post!

  • I am an email subscriber.

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  • Wow, what a great recipe! I have never owned a food processor before, so thanks for the giveaway!

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  • My mouth was watering looking at the pictures – looks SOOOO good!

  • Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Tomorrow! This will be dinner tomorrow–It’s already past dinner, today : )

  • Awesome giveaway – and i am a bolognese fanatic, very nice recipe!

  • My mini food processor is on its last legs = ( It would be a dream come true to have an extra large replacement!

  • looks good and id love to win that. im not a very good cook but im learning im very young. this would be a good addition to my kitchen

  • Jennifer….another winner. I recently discovered your site and have made several of your recipes and they have all been delicious! I can’t wait to try your Fettuccine Bolognese! Your pictures are excellent and make it so easy to follow your recipes! Thanks!

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  • The recipe looks delicious. The processor is something I’ve always wanted but considered a luxury. Thanks for the chance.

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  • I just got my first mixer last Christmas, but don’t have a food processor yet. it would be great to win one!

  • Yumm, great recipe again! Delicious comfort meal on cold rainy night.

  • I subscribe and so want to win so that I can make this for the family!

  • Yumm! I would love to make this with a Cuisinart!

  • looks really good!

  • This recipe looks awesome.

  • This looks ridiculously delicious!! Can’t wait to try it out. Happiest of holidays and stay warm in the kitchen! xx

  • Jennifer,
    no better time then Christmas to say what a pleasure your blog is. Such a talented beautiful young women. Keep bringing the wonderful recipes on !!
    Merry Merry Christmas, or happy happy holidays to you and all your loyal fans!!!

  • Perfect timing! Thanks!!

  • I can really use this !! My daughter took my blender with her to college.

  • Love the recipe, since I don’t eat meat I’ll try mushrooms instead. Thanx for all the terrific recipes and information. Hope your holidays are joyful. I’m looking forward to more yummy news.

  • Jenn, your recipes are all fantastic and I’m sure this one will be as well. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Mmm…that looks delicious!

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  • Great timing – been looking for a bolognese recipe and need a food processor! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  • This looks delicious, and I need all of the help I can get cooking.

  • This is my brother’s favorite pasta dish and now I have a recipe to make it for him. Thanks!

  • This dish looks so yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • That looks so delicious! And perfect for this freezing weather.

    My food processor broke 🙁 So depressing! I’m saving up for a new one. Don’t realize how good you had it until it’s gone….

  • The recipe IS wonderful. and the use of the cuisinart would make it a snap. Keep up the great work. thanks

  • If I win, this is the first recipe I’m making with it!

  • Would love to win this! LOVE your recipes and photos!

  • YUM!!!

    I have a food processor on my Christmas list!

  • Thanks for the giveaway

  • I have searched high and low for a great sauce recipe and I have finally found it. Thankyou

  • This looks too delicious! Thank you for a fantastic giveaway!

  • Looks like a fantastic recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  • wow!!! damn, I love your recipe for this!

    I will def. have to make this next week!

  • THat looks and sounds de-lish! Can’t wait to try it

  • I love your Blog and have made MANY of your recipes! Love the Stew it was a big family hit as I am sure this recipe will be as well. And the food processor sure will make the prep a whole lot easier 🙂 Especially with 3 little kids running striving for my attention as well!

  • I would LOVE one of these!

  • looks super tasty!

  • This bolognese looks great! I’ve been a vegetarian for a year and a half now, but this looks like something my meat-eating family would love. 🙂

  • Looks delicious!

  • Recipe looks AMAZING! Just had open heart surgery last Monday and went very well, need something to lift my spirits and get me back in the kitchen asap!

  • Looks yummy!

  • I’m certainly one of your fans and I love your choice of recipes to share/teach. My Cuisinart dates from the mid-’70s and a new one is definitely on my Wish List! I’m drooling over the newest model as well as over your recipes.

  • I almost never cook with red meat, but this looks amazing!

  • looks amazing!! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Can’t wait to try another fabulous recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  • This is one of those recipes that I have only ordered at restaurants. Can’t wait to try making myself to share with my family. Glad to see things are continuing to go well with your website. Happy Holidays and thanks for the recipes.

  • I would have never thought to put milk in a red sauce with wine. I definately am going to try this. Think it looks yummy!

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  • This looks great. I know what is going on my list for next weeks menu!

  • This recipe looks absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait to try this!! I love your blog, so many great recipes and beautiful pictures!

  • Made this last night to huge kudos from family. With two truly finicky children, anything new is tough territory and they ate it down! Thanks so much – love the blog – you inspire me!

  • Sounds absolutely delish–can’t wait to try it–great for this time of year–you are an awesome cook–Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years!

  • I always look forward to your weekly recipes and this was one that my family really loved. My two boys are such picky eaters but they both love pasta and pancetta so this was a perfect combo for them. Thanks for sharing!

  • This looks so rich,silky,sultry… I wish I could order for delivery right now.. printed off and planning on trying out next week! YUM.

  • This looks really good! I am definitely going to give this a try! I hope I get to win the food processor too! 🙂

  • Love all your recipes!

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  • This dish sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it. Having an awesome food processor wouldn’t hurt either 🙂

  • That looks like a fun recipe to make. Love the food processor!
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  • This recipe looks great! I can’t wait to try it.

  • I’m glad I found this site – I’ve bookmarked and will browse recipes to be sure! My ancient food processor is broken and this would sure make time in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable! Thanks! (email subscriber)

  • Just Pinned this recipe and others from your wonderful site! http://pinterest.com/pin/254171972689394430/

  • Thanks for the nice giveaway.

  • Fantastic recipe – it looks like a hearty, delicious meal, perfect for fall and winter. Thanks for sharing – and for the chance to enter! I am struggling with my holiday cooking because of an ancient food processor, so I’d love the chance for an upgrade.

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  • I never had or made anything like this recipe, I would love to give it a try. I also like how the vegetables are chop so small that my kids don’t notice it. @[email protected]

  • a veggie only version of that sounds wonderful – perfect for a fall/winter night. and a food processor would certainly help w/ the prep ….

  • Can’t wait to make this! Thanks again for another amazing recipe!

  • Another yummy dish from a favorite Wayside mom 🙂 Happy Holidays from Texas! Tell the kids hello!

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  • Looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it out!! I LOVE your site! I always look forward to your next post! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  • Yum! Can’t wait to make this!

  • You know I am a big fan of your. In fact just had the sweet potato pancakes for dinner tonight. However, your pumpkin crunch bread/cupcakes are still my all time favorite. Have not had a bad recipe yet.

  • I can smell the sauce wafting all through the house already!! Nothing better, especially on a Sunday!

  • This sounds and looks very good. Looking forward to trying it.

  • Looks good.

  • I am trying this soon!

  • yum! my favorite!

  • Sounds good and not too difficult. Want to try it for my grandkids…who love to try new dishes;)

    Need a food processor, though, to make the chopping easier…have arthritis in hands and chopping by hand is really a chore…

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  • I’ve been cooking more and have outgrown my old food processor. A new one would be awesome!

  • Dang that looks good!

  • Yum. I love your recipes AND commentary. Thanks for continuing to inspire great food.

  • Looking at the beautiful pictures makes me hungry!

    • — Ella Frances Vancil
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  • I just put the word out on Facebook about this awesome recipe and the giveaway (and I forgot to mention in my last post that I’m a subscriber).

  • Yum! Can’t wait to try this. And I’m crossing my fingers for the processor. Mine is on its last leg.

  • I just tweeted the giveaway

  • The sauce looks divine!

  • Thanks for another amazing recipe! You really inspire new ideas for me in the kitchen. And My friend just showed me her Cuisinart food processor on Sunday and said that I need one! So now I have the chance to win one! How perfect! 🙂

  • This looks like the perfect family dinner night recipe – great for kids and parents alike! I can’t wait to try it at home….yum!

  • Wow! Another amazing looing recipe! Thanks for all the inspiration and help! 🙂

  • I’ve never made homemade bolognese sauce and it’s one of my favorites. Can’t wait to try this. The milk is a surprise ingredient. Do you have a puttanesca sauce recipe too?

  • Sounds and looks delicious!

  • What a great giveaway! I’ve wanted one of these for a long time 🙂

  • OMG. Why do I read this near dinnertime? Salivating! I’d love to win one of those!

  • QUESTION: We don’t eat pork. Any suggestions for substitutions, or would it be heresy to just leave it out all together? Thanks, Patricia in San Francisco

  • I’m an e-mail subscriber and I’d love to try this recipe, it sounds delicious! Thank you!

  • Mmmmm! A perfect family recipe and a perfect giveaway!

  • This looks positively phenomenal!

  • Yum! I know what I’m making for dinner on Sunday

  • I have been wanting to make a bolognese sauce and I know your’s will be perfect. Absolutely every recipe from “Once Upon a Chef” that I have made has turned out delicious! I have received lots of compliments, thanks to your simple, tried and true recipes. A new food processor would be an added bonus!

  • This sounds so yummy, especially for the wintertime!

  • Love your blog. So far I’ve tried the pumpkin bread and green beans with lemon and pine nuts. The raisin and nut quiona is slated for this weekend! You have wonderful recipes that inspire me to cook more!

    And a real-sized food processor (as opposed to my mini) would make a great holiday present.

  • this looks really good. worth a try.

  • This looks great. I can’t wait to try it.
    Thanks so much.

  • This looks awesome, it’s the perfect Sunday supper. Can’t wait to try it.

  • I have wanted a food processor for a long time. This would be great!

  • Yummy! I can’t wait to try it and what a perfect dish for the winter months! 🙂

  • This sounds tempting enough to make me abandon my own long-loved sauce recipe!

  • I love bolognese. What do you think about using a combination of pork/veal/beef the way people do with meatballs sometimes?

  • Yum! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  • This sounds wonderful and like a good way to get my husband to eat carrots and celery!

  • looks delicious and I would love to try it .Hopefully I will win the food processer to help chop the vegetables for this recipe and future ones.

    • — Michelle Walters
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  • Can’t wait to try this and hope I win!!!

  • Yours is one of my favorite food blogs, because I know that I will get consistently good results, without too much fuss. Perfect when cooking for my little family!

  • I would love to win a food processer. My daughter cooks and bakes all the time.
    Happy Cooking!

  • mmmmm this looks delicious! chopping takes so much time, i could certainly use a food processor to help me out with it!

  • So happy to have your website to refer to for both food recipies and baked goods. I’ve been cooking since I was young,(58 at this moment), and have always loved experimenting with foods of many cultures. Your recipies are wonderful, (so far I’ve made your French apple cake, and pumpkin bread), outstanding! The food processor would be great for me, as my hands are affected by a neurologic disorder. I’ve always done things the old school way, but I guess they chop things in half the time. Thank you for sharing so many of your recipies with us. Your pictures with the recipies are so nice, and make it easy to follow. Will be trying to do many of the baked goods for Christmas gifts this year. Most of the people in my life would rather have something made by hand, it let’s them know that they are very special to me. Thanks again.

  • I’ve tried several of your recipes and can’t wait to try this one, think I’ll do it on a Sat. nite….:)

  • Reminds me of my grandma’s bolognese! Love it! Thank you!

    Beth Swibel

  • This looks amazing! Another delicious recipe to try…can it beat “classic tomato soup” as my favorite winter recipe??

  • Jenn–I love your blog. It’s the perfect balance of beauty, great food, realistic and delicious recipes, and a comfort factor–whether you write about how a recipe makes you feel or when/where you first made it, etc. the details you share always make me feel soothed. 🙂 –Stefanie

  • This looks fantastic… and I am not surprised.. I was a big fan of the recent broccoli too.

  • Making this tomorrow!

  • This bolognese sauce looks really good. Hope you have a most wonderful holiday season!

    • — Jody in California
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  • This one is talking to me already! I will definitely be making this in the next couple of weeks! Many thanks to my daughter for turning me on to your blog, which has resulted in much delicious cooking. Every recipe of yours that I have made has been so good, and I love the pictures, and the straightforward way you present the directions too. I am so glad I have you in my kitchen. A contest entry is just purely icing on the cake. Thank you and happy holidays!

    • — Karen Tannenbaum
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  • Yum…this looks delicious and having the step by step directions makes it something that I am willing to try! Thanks!

  • This looks amazing!

    • — Stephanie Graiff
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  • this is a beautiful recipe that sounds delicious ,but to hard to chop the vegetables by hand ,i would love to try this if i had a food processor.what i like most is its full of vegetables cooked down my granchildren would eat very healthy

  • I have wanted to try bolognese. Maybe this weekend. But it would be nice to do it with a new Cuisinart. Mine is literally falling apart.

  • I am a Bolognese American and this recipe sounds like my Grandma’s. I watched and helped her cook her special sauce so many times, as well as then helping my mom, to finally making my own. My husband and I traveled to Bologna and sampled some phenomenal food! I am proud of my Bolognese heritage. Bologna is known as the Gastronomic Capital of Italy for a good reason.

  • I love your recipes! I save your emails and when I go to the grocery store, I pull up one I want to try and buy the ingredients. The pictures are great too and very helpful for a cook in training like myself 🙂 I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • I can’t wait to try this!! My family has loved so many of your recipes;)! Thank you so much for sharing them!

  • Simple, yet delicious!

  • A food processor is on my Christmas wish list this year. It sure would make recipes like this easier!

  • This looks really good!

  • Looks yummy!

  • I was just saying how I need a food processor! And this recipe looks delicious!!! I hope I win 🙂

  • That looks simply amazing! So much so it made me hungry just looking at the photo. Thanks! Will try this one for sure!

  • This dish looks absolutely delicious! I have a mini Cuisinart, and would love to upgrade. Thank you for the inspiration!!

  • Thank you for these great giveaways!

    • — Rachel Bridgeman
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  • I’ve never tried Bolognese sauce before. I’m a really picky eater eater and I’m not sure if this would be up my ally, so I’ll tell ya what, if I win the food processor I’ll make and EAT this dish! 😉 It looks delish if I ignore my diversion to vegetables 🙂

  • I.t looks delicious. I hope I win

  • Cold weather finally coming east tomorrow – perfect meal to warm the soul.

  • I would be happy to make that recipe with that cuisinart!

  • Bolognese is a perfect recipe to get your food processor working without all that chopping!

  • I tweeted about this giveaway!


    [email protected]

  • I am definitely making this! The photos make me feel like I can smell it! ummm…

    Thanks for a chance to win the food processor! I would love to win!

    I am an email subscriber!

    [email protected]

  • This looks great! Can’t wait to try it out.

  • That pasta looks fantastic! I would love to win the food processor!

  • hmm. haven’t really used my food processor since I received it at our wedding 13 years ago. This looks like a great excuse to face my fears. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Looking forward to trying this recipe. Always enjoy your posts.

  • Oh so yummy! My Italian/Irish spouse loves it when I cook Italian. You keep coming up with wonderful recipes for dishes I have never tried your way. They always turn out perfect and satisfying for many, many, compliments at the dinner table. Thank you so much for making my life easier!

  • I’ve been looking for a Sunday afternoon recipe like this. Thanks.

  • We already own a great processor, so I’m ready to try this recipe as it looks very good. IF my “random number” is chosen, I’d like you to donate it to a worthy recipient such as a soup kitchen, who might put it to very good use. Merry Christmas!

  • Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

  • This looks great!!!

    • — Stephanie Stevens
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  • This is on the weekend menu when I have more time, the kids love bolognese and I’ve never made it with pancetta. Can’t wait.

  • This dish looks absolutely fabulous. I’d like to leave work right now and go home and make it.

  • Looks like another winner! Great idea about the mini bottles of wine. You can also freeze any leftover wine in baggies to use in cooking.

  • sounds yummy! wonder if it would work with soyrizo . . . 😉

  • Yummy looking recipe ! One of my favorites is still the pumpkin bread. Though typically seasonal, I make it all year ’round!

  • That recipe looks delicious, and thanks for the cool giveaway!

  • Your recipes are always a hit with my friends and family – can’t wait to try this one out!

  • This recipe sounds wonderful! I love bolognese sauce, but never tried to make it before because I thought it was one of those complicated recipes that takes days and days to make. Thank you!

  • I came across your site and I’m addicted! I’ve tried so many recipes and my family is loving them! Can’t wait to try this one.

  • Wow! I can not wait to try this recipe! One of my favorite pasta sauces is Bolognese – a sure crowd-pleaser. Thank you for sharing!

  • I love all your recipes! Thanks for another chance to win!


  • Recipe sounds great. Would love to win the food processor–it would make an awesome Christmas gift!

  • I love this giveaway! I have been dying to get a decent food processor. Please please please pick me! 🙂

  • You must have read my mind– I was just pondering what kind of Italian dish I might serve to family when they come to visit in a couple of weeks, and then you post this– voilá! Thanks!

  • This takes me back to one of my favorite childhood meals, one I haven’t had in probably a decade, spaghetti and meatsauce – but WOW this sounds and looks so much better than the ground beef and jar of prepared sauce that graced our table :). Thanks for a fantastic recipe and a fabulous give-away!

  • Wow this recipe looks amazing! Thanks for sharing it and for the giveaway (fingers crossed, I could really use a food processor).

  • Would LOVE to win this!

  • Your bolognese seems like one of the best I’ve seen. Only tried to make it once, but can’t wait to try your recipe. Love your recipes and your photos are amazing!!!

  • I LOVE pasta dishes and this one is healthier than most. I can’t wait to try it tonight!!

  • Looks amazing! Asking Santa for a food processor this year…

  • The next best thing to dining at your home is preparing one of your recipes in my kitchen, and your renditions always become my favorite version of the classics. Thanks, too, for sharing the brands you use, as that certainly affects the outcome. Can’t wait to try your Bolognese! Thanks, Jenn!

  • I love any meal with the word “fettucine” in it. 🙂 Thanks for the awesome giveaway – I could really use a food processor!

  • I will definitely try this recipe using whole grain pasta. Hope I win!

  • Can’t wait to try it!

  • Looks like a good recipe – very similar to my recipe for Bolognese sauce.

  • There’s nothing quite like an excellent bolognese. For an even earthier taste (and unabashed decadence), add chicken livers to the sauce… it is to die for! (And no, I didn’t come up with that idea all on my own, it’s a trick Barbara Lynch – a local Boston chef – uses for her amazing bolognese which is in her cookbook, Stir).

  • Wow! This looks delicious! I’m salivating. Would also love to win this food processor.

  • This looks amazing! I can almost smell what my house will smell like as it cooks! YUM!!!

  • My daughters come home from college next week, and we are going to be cooking up a storm with this recipe and several others from your site.

    Keep up the great work, and thanks to Cuisinart for the chance to win the food processor. Mine literally just broke 2 months ago….kismet?

  • Yum!! I am making this on Sunday!

  • Trying this tonight!

  • Real comfort food on a cold snowy winter night!!

  • Love bolognese and this recipe looks great. Can’t wait to try it.

  • I enjoy your posts. I don’t always follow recipes, so you I use yours as little bits of inspiration for something I will cook-up one evening.

  • One of my favorite meals. I put the milk in before the tomatoes. Am anxious to try it your way, in fact may try it today! Thanks for all your recipes and info. I love seeing your post on facebook and the email as well- I get it twice but am sure to not miss anything that way!

  • I pinned it as well!

  • This recipe looks so delicious, and the food processor looks like it helps so much in the kitchen, great gadget

  • I make bolognese every month during the winter…reminds me of being home or at my Nana’s. Next to chicken and pepperoni gravy it’s probably my favorite!

    I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE the food processor. I’m just starting out and I love to cook but am lacking in the kitchen equipment!

  • I’ve been wanting a food processor for years!

  • I would love to make this dish for DH! [email protected]

  • Will try soon. Looks delicious. Would love a cuisinart food processor. Thanks for posting recipe. Kawal

  • would love to win! this recipe looks amazing! can’t wait to try it!

  • Pick me! Pick me! Not only am I looking forward to trying this recipe, but I would LOVE to get the food processor as well!

  • Wow, that sounds delicious, something my kids will eat, and easy enough to make!

    • — Courtney johnson
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  • Looks amazing — can’t wait to try it! Thanks for another great recipe Jen!

  • Oh my god!!! Food processor will help me out this Christmas, I’m in need of it for making dessert!!! Love it!!

    And about bolognese, one of the best Italian dishes ever 😀

  • this looks amazing! and i’d love the processor, because i need one to make this recipe 🙂

  • Another great recipe, and thanks for the food processor.

    • — Chelsie Slayden~Johnson
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  • This will definitely be on the menu this week at our house. Will be great with the Arugula, Lemon and Shaved Parmesan salad – especially since our last CSA share contained arugula. My mouth is already watering.

  • Looks delish! As does the food processor!

  • I’ve been wanting a large food processor forever so thanks for the chance at winning one =)

  • I am so glad I found this site, the things I have tried have been truly yummy. I cannot wait to try this recipe. It sounds so delicious. I have been looking at food processors and would love to win one!

  • I always look forward to your emails! This is definitely another winning recipe.

  • This looks yummmmmmyyyyy!

  • This looks so good!! I’ll be trying it over the holidays for a welcome change of pace!

  • This recipe sounds delicious! I would LOVE to have a food processor to chop all those vegetables! Right now I chop all vegetables by hand!

  • Yum!

  • Another great recipe, and thanks for the food processor.

    • — Chelsie Slayden~Johnson
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  • Look really good. I can’t wait to make it!

  • Also posted on Pinterest

  • I also tweeted about the recipe and give-a-way!

  • Looks very tasty and I need a food processor!

  • Mmmmm… that looks SO good! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the give-a-way

  • I would be thrilled to win this Cuisinart.

    • — Lorraine Goldstein
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  • YUM!! Need I say more????

  • If only the food processor came with private cooking lessons from my favorite food blogger…that would be the ultimate!

  • I’m getting the ingredients for this tonight – sounds great! Everything I have tried of yours has been wonderful! Thanks for another super recipe!

  • Looks like a wonderful recipe, as always! And a fantastic giveaway!

  • Being part Italian, this dish is perfect. Great comfort food on a cold, damp day.

  • This looks like the perfect winter, comfort dinner. Can’t wait to try it.

  • I made a quick version of this last night but I chopped by hand. Tis would be a nice time savor.

  • This looks delicioso! And what fun it would be to win that gorgeous food processor!

  • *stove ….you would think auto-correct would actually help me spell the right words! hahah! sorry i type so fast! 🙂

  • p.s. I forgot to mention that my 7 cup Cuisinart is 34 years old.

  • Oh that looks absolutely delicious – my mouth is watering. I don’t own a food processor (graduate student – I live off my toaster oven and stone!) so I’m really hoping the random number generator picks me!!! 😉 Because, then, I’ll actually be able to make this!

  • Once Jennifer’s recipes started arriving, I can’t imagine a day without Onceuponachef supplying my family with delicious, easy, beautiful meals. Thank you !

  • Sounds like a really great winter dish! I’ll have to try it. Thanks for another great recipe.

  • There is a fabulous restaurant in Westlake Village, CA where they serve a Baked Mostaccoli that is to die for. I asked for the recipe and they said to just make a Bolognese sauce and add cheese. Finally, I think your sauce looks like what I need to remake this remarkable dish. Thanks for your continued great recipes.

  • looks decadently rich

  • Thank you for this recipe, I’ll be trying it soon, my husband was stationed in Italy for four years and this was one of my favorite meals from our time there. I’m a new subscriber!

  • As usual the recipe looks delicious, and since I only have a small 2 cup Cuisinart food processor, I could really use a bigger one.

  • This sounds like an awesome idea for this Sunday’s dinner – and my 25-plus-year-old food processor is definitely due to be replaced!

  • Love this website and would love a food processor. This recipe looks great!

  • YUM! The Bolognese sauce looks great!!

  • Can’t wait to try this great comfort food 🙂

  • Great Recipes – I would love to win this food processor – it would be amazing for making food for my son.. Merry Christmas to me if I was to win!

  • Your finished product is making my mouth water! I’ve been putting veg in my sauces since my son was little just to sneak some extra into the family diet. Hand grating them is good – but chopping in the processor looks MUCH faster.

  • Will give this one a go!

  • What a fabulous dish for a snowey winter day like this one. I’m headed out to shop for 85% beef, fresh Buittoni pasta, and a nice red wine. I have everything else – except the Cuisinart! Hope I’ll be the lucky one. 😉

  • Cannot even tell you how yummy this looks…..and I have all the ingredients on hand….guess what’s for dinner? 🙂

  • I love the idea of all the hidden vegetables in the sauce. This looks delish!

  • My food processor is slowly dying so I would love to have another one — they are so handy! And I just love homemade pasta sauces.

  • Yeah! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I would love to win this! 🙂

  • Love the food proccessor! Pasta looks delicious.

  • What a great recipe and such lovely photos!
    I would love to make this with a brand-spanking new Cuisinart.

  • Wow! What a Christmas present that would be. The bolognese would be the first recipe I’d try with it.


  • i “hooted” about this on twitter! xo

  • Sounds good!!!! Going to the store today to pick up the ingredients to make for supper.

  • Sounds fabulous! I love your recipes!

  • i shared this recipe and giveaway on facebook!

  • This recipe looks amazing! Think I will definitely try it out on my family this week (Gotta get to the grocery store first though!) Would love love love to have this food processor. I have been dreaming of owning one forever. Thanks for the chance!

  • Another great recipe, thanks.

  • I have never done a Bolognese and I cook all the time. Sunday Family dinner this weekend will be the perfect time to try this! I can’t wait! I can buy fresh pasta in the grocery store, but I keep hearing about fresh pasta sheets so you can cut your own and I’ve not been able to find them. Any suggestions? Would love to make ravioli.

  • 8:34 a.m. Is it too early to want to eat this? I’ll enlist my daughters to help cut the veggies and gripe about doing it–but from the recipe and beautiful pictures a little teenage angst will be well worth it!!! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you share with us!

  • i would love to win the food processor! and I can’t wait to make the fettuccine bolognese! thanks for this wonderful opportunity!! xo

  • Great recipe for Bolognese!

  • Posted on Twitter:I use my Cuisinart to grind bread into breadcrumbs. What would you do if you won this? tinyurl.com/77afz9e pic.twitter.com/HZyE0MnA

  • I can’t wait to try this – looks delicious! Keep those amazing recipes coming 🙂

  • Fettuccine Bolognese!! Magnifigonese!!!
    Looks delish!!

  • I love all your recipes! This one looks great, too! Thank you!

    • — ieatdarkchocolateeveryday
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  • Looks delicious…and your beautiful photos, as always, sell the recipe! Thanks for a chance to win the food processor!!!

  • Wow! I can almost smell this! It’s only breakfast time and I’m hungry for dinner! LOL! I will have to try this recipe. Always looking for something good and different and if I make a double batch, it will be good for leftovers giving me more time with the twins. I don’t have any kind of food processor, I just have to use my old fashioned knife. Takes a lot longer, I’m sure, but it does get the job done! Thank you for all of your recipes!

  • Our food processor has just about had it, so I’d love to win a new one! (Love your recipes, by the way.)

  • wow this looks great! i enjoy getting your posts in my inbox, and this giveaway would be perfect for my type of cooking – I do alot of chopping!

    • — laviza shariff(eclectic gourmet)
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  • I am so glad I found your site!! I have cooked so many of your recipes over the past year & always to rave reviews!!

    This looks delicious!

    Thank you!!

  • This looks delicious! Will definitely be trying it!

  • The recipe sounds delish!! Thanks for the food processor giveaway – I don’t have one, and I need one! 🙂

  • After reading your recipe I’m about to starve,& I just finished a big breakfast. Can’t wait to check out more of your recipes. My Italian son-in-law will be impressed if I can master some of your recipes.

  • Comfort Food!!! YUM!

  • looking forward to trying another tasty dish! love the pictures that you post in the recipes!

  • mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm This recipe sounds delicious and apart from the preparation at the start seems very, very easy….. making my mouth water…thanks for posting!

  • Could eat Italian every night. Can’t wait to try this great recipe. and NEED a new food processor!!

  • This recipe would be the perfect meal to enjoy fireside on a cold winter eve. I’m not looking forward to the cold winter eve. but i’m looking forward to making this meal! Thank you!

  • Can’t wait to try this! Thanks!

  • Excellent warm comfort food!

  • Looks absolutely delicious! Certainly look like the perfect winter meal. Can’t wait to try!!

  • I am an email subscriber, and I hope I win 🙂

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Great tips! I have never thought about using whole milk in a sauce. Definitely one I need to try. Also, can something else be substituted else for the wine?
    Thanks for sharing, I am looking forward to trying this soon!!

  • I enjoy your emails. Have made many of the recipes and love them. All have been good and fairly easy to make. Thanks for these tidbits.

  • Oh and back to say, this is an AWESOME Give Away! We could so use this- ours is over 20 years old!!
    I shared on FB and on Pinterest.
    Thank you so much for the chance and you know I love your blog. I comment often!
    Barb at snowmanlover.blogspot.com

  • That looks so good and so warming. Especially today because it is cold and rainy where I am! I love receiving your recipes via email.

  • I never thought about mini packs of wine! That’s genius… Thanks for the tip, and the recipe that’s making me hungry.

  • Can’t wait to make this!

  • What a great way to get kids to eat their veggies!! What child doesnt like pasta and sauce.

  • Yum!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    I will pin this on Pinterest- I always do! and also on FB!
    I don’t tweet or I would do that too for you.
    Thanks for the yummy recipe! I want some now!
    Barb at snowmanlover.blogspot.com

  • Mmmm, this looks wonderful; perfect winter evening meal and special enough for company!

  • My food processor is on its last leg! I could really use a nice shiny new one!

  • This recipe looks amazing! I will be making it soon!

  • Looks delicious! Can’t wait to make it! Thanks for another great recipe!

  • Yum! I can’t wait to try this recipe. And I definitely could use a Cuisinart food processor.

  • I’ve always been wanting a good recipe for fettucine bolognese. I love your step by step instructions. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Love this type of sauce! Can’t wait to make it asap!!!

  • Sounds tasty! Sure would love the food processor to save my hand from all that chopping. : )

  • This looks like a simple bolognese! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Love your recipes, some of the best I’ve added to my collection.

  • Love Bolognese sauce!!

  • always looking for a new pasta/sauce recipes. sounds delicious!

  • Random trivia: Bolognese sauce originates from Bologna, Italy. In that region of Italy, they simply call it ragu (sauce) and will know if you’re “not from around here” when you order bolognese.

    Thanks for this recipe! I never thought of using Buitoni fresh pasta. YUM!

  • This sounds (and looks) absolutely delicious!! Can’t wait to make it.

  • This looks awesome. I hope I win the food processor, but I’m going to make this over the weekend anyway!

  • Looks like a delicious and satisfying cold weather meal! Would LOVE to win the processor! Mine is leaking and on it’s last legs.

  • Oh boy, that looks delicious! Much better than my cheerios I just had, and my hubby would love it.

  • Sounds wonderful! I was going to make a couple pans of lasagna for our family Christmas dinner, this recipe may change my mind! Yum…

  • Can’t wait to try. Sounds delicious.

  • This is an awesome giveaway. Being vegetarians, I would probably try this sauce without the meat. But I chop a ton of vegetables everyday and would love this food processor. I try a lot of your recipes and they always come out perfect. Thanks!

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

    • — Sri Krishnamurthy
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  • Love your site- recipe sounds delicious!

    • — Meredith Loveless
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  • Bolognese – the perfect meal for a cold winter night!

  • I am an email subscriber (which is how I got to know this) So good! So smart to blend it up like that. Ahh going to try this.

  • looks delicious – thanks!!

  • What a fabulous recipe. My kids will love it.

  • This will be the perfect meal to make for my husband’s birthday this weekend. The addition of milk to the sauce is interesting… can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  • this looks DELICIOUS. must try asap.

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  • Looks scrumptious! I’m also in desperate need of a new food processor. I only have a mini one!

  • A food processor would be a nice addition to my kitchen. It would really help with meal preparation.

  • I’f love to find a new Cuisinart food processor under my tree! Thanks for the chance.

  • The bolognese sauce sounds really great! It will be dinner for tomorrow night! 🙂 YUM! The food processor would be an amazing gift, since I don’t have one! 🙂

  • I’m an email subscriber.

    Thanks offering this giveaway and a great recipe. I’m going to try it.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  • This recipe sounds really good and using that food processor really is a big help and time saver.

  • Sounds awesome!!

  • I am going to try this recipe.

  • I promise I would give that food processor a good home. 🙂

  • I will definitely have to try this recipe!!

  • Yum!

  • thanks for putting up this recipe, it is the perfect time of for this!

  • This would be a perfect winter meal for a friends’ get-together…thanks for posting!
    [email protected]

    • — Louise A Brouillette
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  • Chop it up for me Cuisinart!

  • Great recipe!

  • Being Italian, we had pasta every Sunday! But my Grandmother never made this. I hope that we can start up that tradition again and add this recipe into the mix.

    • — Jennifer Winston
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  • A food processor is actually on my Christmas list this year. I can’t wait to try out this recipe when I do get one!

  • Oh yum…after seeing that recipe, now I NEED a food processor.

  • I have a food processor but it is so tiny i never use it! I wanna win!!!

  • The best bolognese I have ever had was at this random wine bistro in Venice where it was just me, my partner and another couple enjoying our evening meal

  • What a wonderful giveaway. It’ll definitely make the job of chopping veggies much easier with the help of this food processor. Can’t wait to try out the recipe. And I’m your RSS Feed subscriber.

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  • i would love to win this

  • One of my fav Italian dishes! Can’t wait to give it a try. Hopefully with a new food processor! 🙂

  • With the hundreds (probably thousands)of cooking sources on the web, I got lucky and found “Once Upon a Chef”. I was looking for an interesting Lamb Burger recipe and, voila, your recipe appeared. What really captured my attention were your beautiful step-by-step photos, and the recipe sounds fabulous! I’m preparing it this evening.

    I look forward to reading your culinary words of wisdom, and many a beautiful dish prepared with your guidence.

    Happy Holidays from our family to yours 🙂

  • A good pasta dish is the perfect remedy for a cold winter night! Yum!

  • Looks delicious! Can’t wait to make it!

  • Once again, another amazing recipe. I can’t wait to try it. I’ve just been cooking up a storm since I stumbled onto your Web site. You have inspired me; thank you so much! I don’t have a food processor, so to win won would be awesome!!

  • This looks like the perfect winter meal!

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