Total Time
5hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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.

CIndytc June 07, 2011

5 Stars for flavor! This sauce is truly delicious. It's very hearty with great ingredients that we love. The recipe did not state to cook covered or not, so we covered it and wound up having to add a bit of tomato paste to thicken it up before serving. We felt the intro mentioning 'Halloween' did not follow any reasoning as it's not a dish specifically designed to that holiday. Overall, although we had to add tomato paste to thicken up the sauce, the flavor is wonderful. :)

2Bleu November 18, 2008