Ragu Raving over Penne

READY IN: 5hrs 20mins
Recipe by Rita1652

This thick and hearty Bolognese will have your family and guests raving how great a cook you are. Comfort food that will warm your bones. Good to make for Halloween. take the children trick or treating check in, empty the candy bags, give a stir and go back out for more knowing the treat you'll be back home for..... When chilled arrive home for a hot yummy dinner that everyone will LOVE! Makes a lot of sauce so great to freeze leftovers for a later day.

Top Review by CIndytc

Wow this was a great ragu sauce...I added a little shredded carrots to it to sweeten it up some..
you would never know if was healthy for you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cooked bacon till crisp, draining and discard grease. Crumble and place in crock-pot with remaining ingredients except for salt, pepper, pasta, cheese, butter and basil.
  2. Mix everything together so ingredients are all incorporated.
  3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Stir when you can.
  4. Before serving adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and add additional Italian seasonings to your taste to refresh the herbiness. ;) Add butter and fresh basil and mix in for extra richness and freshness.
  5. Plate pasta and pour sauce over it then top with cheese and pepper flakes.

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