Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 90 mins

Italy's iconic red sauce for pasta is easy to make.

Pasta with Bolognese Sauce
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Use a flavorful ham for the best results. Country ham, which is cured and smoked, is ideal here, but any flavorful ham or prosciutto works.


2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 pound ground pork
4 ounces minced country ham
1 cup dry white wine
1 can (28-ounce) crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup whole milk
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
6 cups hot cooked fusilli or other long pasta


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet, add onion and carrot, and sauté until tender. Add pork and ham, and cook for 5 minutes. Add wine, and cook until absorbed. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper, and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Add milk, garlic and parsley and cook 15 minutes longer. Serve over pasta.



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