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mom's bolognese sauce

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin
Bridgewater, NJ

This sauce is so easy to make and delicious. Best of all, it's made with ingredients that many of us always have on hand. You can double it and freeze some, which is what I usually do. The recipe comes from my mom's Italian kitchen. She is without a doubt the best cook ever!

(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For mom's bolognese sauce

  • 1
    carrot, grated
  • 1
    celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 lb
    chopped meat
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 can
    italian crushed tomatoes (i use tutta rosa crushed tomatoes in the green can.)
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tsp
    half and half
  • salt, pepper, parsely, basil to taste (i'm not a fan of oregano, but you go right ahead if you like it)

How To Make mom's bolognese sauce

  • 1
    In a large pot, saute carrot and celery in olive oil and butter.
  • 2
    When the veggies are soft, add the chopped meat and cook until no longer pink.
  • 3
    Add the wine, chicken broth and tomatoes.
  • 4
    Season with salt, pepper, Italian parsley and basil to taste. (And/or oregano, if you like.) I use dried herbs but I'm sure fresh would be great.
  • 5
    Add the minced garlic and half and half.
  • 6
    Cook on low heat for about an hour or so. Be sure to stir every so often.
  • 7
    Serve over 1 lb of your favorite ziti, penne, rigatoni, etc. And, of course, don't forget the grated parmesan or romano cheese!!!!!!!

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