Pappardelle Bolognese

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is wonderful!! Everyone that I have served this too - young or old - have raved about this one. It can be made one day ahead to make the meal easy to get on the table. From Bon Appetit October 2002.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bacon; saute until beginning to brown, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and thyme; saute 5 minutes.
  4. Add veal and pork; saute until brown and cooked through, breaking up meat with back of fork, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add wine and bay leaves.
  6. Simmer until liquid is slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add broth and tomato puree.
  8. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until sauce thickens, stirring often, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Bring to simmer before using.).
  11. Boil pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring often.
  12. Drain.
  13. Transfer to pot with sauce; toss.
  14. Serve with Parmesan.


Most Helpful

This made a large amount so I got to freeze half for another delicious meal. I had to serve it on rice noodles due to children with gluten free issues but sauce was great. Plus I chopped a big handful of homegrown basil into it. Great meal so many thanks

katew May 23, 2012

with some amount changes this was enjoyed and develops further in flavor the next day, I added in 1 tablespoon crushed chili flakes and used thick pancetta in place of bacon, very good, thanks for sharing, make for lazyme's cookathon in honor of her late DH

Kittencal@recipezazz April 25, 2009

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