"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
Stove Top


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


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.

About "Duck In A Bowtie" Pasta

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