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rigatoni bolognese
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The Best Rigatoni Bolognese

Rigatoni Bolognese is a typical dish of Italian cuisine. The Bolognese sauce is a thick and full-bodied sauce with meat, creamy to perfection, yet tasty and fragrant. This pasta dish is a real triumph of flavor prepared with a few basic ingredients. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bolognese sauce, italian bolognese, pasta bolognese, pasta dish, rigatoni bolognese
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 453kcal
Author: YourFoodBuddy


  • 8 oz rigatoni pasta
  • 2 cups ground pork or beef, or mix
  • 1 cup bacon chopped
  • 2 cans tomatoes peeled
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp herbs
  • 2 bay leaves


  • Peel and finely chop the garlic and the onion. Sautee in 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Add the ground meat and brown for 7 minutes on high flame. Always stir
  • Deglaze the meat with the red wine, let simmer until the wine evaporates
  • Chop and add the bacon. Cook until the fat melts
  • Add the canned tomatoes, the tomato sauce, and season up
  • Mix and cook for 1 hour. Halfway through cooking, add a little hot water
  • Cook the pasta al dente according to the package instructions
  • Drain the water and mix with the sauce
  • Sprinkle some chopped parsley and grated parmesan on top and serve immediately


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg