Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Italy's iconic red sauce for pasta is easy to make.

Use a flavorful ham for the best results. Country ham, which is cured and smoked, is ideal here, but any flavorful ham or prosciutto works.

1 hr 40 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 1 hr 30 min
Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (13)

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 4 ounce minced country ham
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 can (28-ounce) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 cup hot cooked fusilli or other long pasta

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  1. Melt butter in a large skillet, add onion and carrot, and saute until tender. Add pork and ham, and cook for 5 minutes. Add wine, and cook until absorbed. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper, and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Add milk, garlic and parsley and cook 15 minutes longer. Serve over pasta.