Monday, May 16, 2011

Pasta Bolognese

This was tonight's dinner, I was in the mood for something comforting and filling but I didn't want to make something that would take too long.

Pasta Bolognese

The beauty of this recipe is that it's delicious and it tastes like you've been cooking it all day when in fact, it's only been about 15 minutes.

Pasta Bolognese
Pasta Bolognese
Credit:  Cooking Light

1 (13.25 ounce) package whole-grain linguine
2 (4 ounce) links hot turkey Italian sausage
Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
1 pound 93% lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 (8 ounce) package button mushrooms, chopped  (I used a small can)
1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
1 (28 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)

Cook pasta in a large Dutch oven according to package directions, omitting salt and fat:  drain, return to pan, and keep warm.

While pasta cooks, remove casings from sausage.  Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add sausage, beef and onion;  cook 2 minutes, stirring to crumble;  drain, if necessary.  Add mushrooms and rosemary.  Cook 5 minutes or until browned.

Pasta Bolognese

Stir in tomatoes;  reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes.  Stir in milk, pepper, and salt;  cook 2 minutes.  Add sauce to pasta, tossing well.  Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.

Pasta Bolognese

Yield:  8 servings (serving size 1 1/2 cups) 
Calories 324 per serving

Pasta Bolognese

This says it's 8 servings, but honestly, we're a family of four and it was just WAY too much, so I was able to halve the recipe, half for dinner and the other half went into a casserole pan that is going to be frozen for another meal.


  1. Playing catch up here this morning Sandra! (sorry!) Your photography is getting better and better! I am impressed with all of your delicious looking food pictures! Well done! xxoo

  2. This looks delicious! We have dairy allergies in our family so I'm curious if it would be just as good without the milk. It's hard to find really good recipes sometimes that have no milk. Saving this recipe! Thanks!

  3. This is a great recipe to get kids out of the pasta with just butter & grated cheeze rut! Better yet, we suggest cooking with kids at least once per week. Focus on creating a meal from scratch - shopping (or harvesting in your garden!), prepping, cooking, serving, clean up - the whole nine yards. Children will make a connection with the entire process, appreciate all the work that goes into preparing a meal, and will be more likely to try new tastes and things. Your Pasta Bolognese recipe seems like a great one to do this with!

  4. I've made this recipe 3 times and I absolutely love it. It's so easy to throw together and it's something that (almost) all of my 4 kids will eat.
    Perfect. :)