Bolognese Sauce Recipe – Penne a la Bolognese

This is super delicious! I use the carrots to sweeten my sauce instead of sugar. One of my kids favorites – and their friends as well! This meal carries well in a thermos for lunch at school or at the office. Here is what you are going to need:

1 pound bag penne pasta
1 pound ground sausage
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, finely diced
1 medium white onion, finely chopped
3 garlic clove, minced
6 tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped (keep the juice)
2 heaping tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 cup whole milk
Olive oil
Salt & pepper
Parmesan cheese

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta perpackage instructions. Drain and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Brown the sausage in a large pan. Drain the fat into a bowl.
  • Wipe the pan and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Heat.
  • Add the onions, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes until onions start to brown.
  • Add the tomatoes with their rendered juice and the tomato paste. Mix well. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Return the sausage to the pan. Mix well.
  • Add the chicken stock and the oregano. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer slowly for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
  • Add the milk and heat through – do not bring to a boil as milk might curdle.
  • Add the penne to the sauce and mix well.
  • Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

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