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Fettuccine with Bolognese Sauce

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time3 hrsTotal Time3 hrs 10 mins

A staple of Northern Italy, this Bolognese sauce is full of meaty deliciousness combined with sweet and savory tomatoes and served over our Fettuccine Nest pasta. Enjoy this hearty pasta dish with some Valpolicella Ripasso.

Fettuccine with Bolognese Sauce

 3 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 ½ cup onion, small dice
  cup carrot, small dice
  cup celery, small dice
 ½ tbsp garlic, sliced
 ½ lb ground beef
 ½ cup ground veal
 ¼ cup pancetta, small dice
 ½ cup dry white wine
 1 cup Colavita Crushed Tomatoes or Passata
 1 bay leaf
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  tsp freshly ground nutmeg
 ½ tbsp sage, chopped
 1 lb Colavita Fettuccine Nests

Pre-heat a sauce pot over medium high heat.


Add the oil, beef, veal and pancetta. Sauté until the meat begins to brown lightly. Stir carefully to break up the ground meat while cooking.


Add the onion, carrot and celery. Sauté until they begin to soften, approximately 6 minutes.


Add the garlic and cook until very aromatic.


Add the wine and reduce the mixture by ¾.


Add the tomatoes, bay leaf, salt, pepper, nutmeg and bring to a simmer. Simmer gently for 2 – 2 ½ hours or until the meat is tender and the sauce is very flavorful. If the sauce becomes too thick, add a small amount of water to adjust the consistency.


Add the sage in the last 30 minutes of cooking.


Taste and adjust the seasoning.


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once it's boiling, sprinkle in 2 tsp. of sea salt. Add the pasta and cook for the amount of time indicated on the package instructions. Drain and add to the sauce pan. Stir to incorporate and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4