"Duck In A Bowtie" Pasta

Lori McLain


Ground duck adds a richness to this simple bolognese, but is still lower in fat...delicious twist...and the ducky wears bowtie pasta for fun !

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10 Min
40 Min
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1/4 c
extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium
onion, finely chopped
2 clove
garlic,peeled and chopped
1 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
1 medium
carrot,peeled and chopped
1 lb
ground duck
1 can(s)
(28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1/4 c
flat-leaf italian parsley, chopped
1/4 c
fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground pepper
1 lb
dry bowtie pasta
1/2 c
freshly grated parmesean or pecorino romano cheese

How to Make "Duck In A Bowtie" Pasta


  • 1In a large skillet heat the olive oil. When oil is very hot, add the onion and garlic and saute over medium heat until the onions become very soft, about 8 minutes.
  • 2Add the celery and carrot and saute for 5 minutes. Raise heat to high and add the ground duck.
  • 3Saute, stirring frequently and breaking up any large lumps and cook about 10 minutes.
  • 4Add the tomatoes, parsley and basil and cook over medium low heat until the sauce thickens. Add salt and pepper. This will take approximately 1/2 hour.
  • 5While sauce cooks down, prepare bowtie pasta according to package directions. Drain well.
  • 6To serve, divide pasta on serving plates and top with bolognese. Sprinkle with parmesan or pecorino cheese if desired.

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About "Duck In A Bowtie" Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta, Wild Game
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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