forgetting my list. You are so gracious to your critics, and a treasure to those of us searching for proven-to-be-delicious recipes! I would love to make it in the slow cooker, serve it to everyone and then see if they notice! I put about a 1/3 cup of the Bolognese sauce in the middle of each with a little cheese. Thanks Gina! I cook in the crockpot all the time-, Let me know if you perfect Turkey tettrazini (which I spelled wrong) :O). I had to use bacon instead of pancetta. I also have an Instant Pot Bolognese Recipe. Beeje, wish you would comment after you made it. *. Used my Cuisinart to chop the veggies, so prep was easy, too. Your email address will not be published. You only leave the probe in when you cook meat, otherwise you take it out and nothing covers it. Came out great! That is INSANE. Traditionally, Bolognese is served with a mix of ground meats: beef, pork, and/or veal. I am making it for dinner tonight. I love this recipe. Has Gina or anyone used this for stuffed peppers, taco salad or other recipes? I made some substitutions as I didn’t have pancetta and used prosciutto in its place and I added a few cloves of minced garlic and oregano. I made this last night for my sweetheart on Valentine's day and it was delicious! If you eliminate the ground beef, it will no longer be a bolognese sauce. Also, can you freeze noodles? I only have a pound of meat. I would tend to agree, and I have served as 3/4 – 1 cup. I only had one can of tomatoes so I added a can of Hunts traditional spaghetti sauce instead and I omitted the parsley (since the sauce was already spiced). Drain the fat then add wine; cook until it reduces down, about 3-4 minutes. Enjoyed using pancetta which I got at the Publix meat counter. There is a typo in the ingredient list. The best B. I realize this is an older recipe but I made it for the first time last night to rave reviews. Thiamine recipe is delicious!! Hubby loves it too. Delicious! A slow cooked ragú made with lean ground beef, pancetta, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, wine, and cream is one of my favorite Italian sauces. I often double it to freeze, or when I have guests over. . I found adorable red and white heart shaped pasta at Cost Plus so this is Valentine's dinner tonight! It is even hard for me to describe how much I owe this wonderful woman who changed my view on healthy food back in 2009 when I first discovered her blog. I went to a holiday party two weeks ago with the most amazing lasagna bolognese from a stellar caterer. i really enjoy your recipes! Really good taste — I didn't add the 1/2 and 1/2 either. Hey, Gina! crock pot, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, slow cooker bolognese sauce. I also plan on using turkey instead of beef – would that change points? I know you don't use FF half and half due to the additives etc. Stir the celery, carrots and garlic into the … I made this last night and followed the directions exactly (except for adding some fresh garlic to the sauteed veggies/meat). Is there any reason you added another pound because of the crock pot? I def want to try this because went i get back to the states Im not eating the jar stuff . I look forward to having any left overs. Thanks Gina. I currently live in Italy and LOVE the made from scratch, seasonal, fresh food (nothing is better than fresh pasta!). – angie, Ummmmm…this is frickin delicious! I made this for dinner the other night expecting it to be good but not quite as good as my traditional recipe. This is the very best bolognese recipe I have every tried. SO HAPPY you enjoyed it! At the suggestion of another cook, I added garlic (what Italian recipe would be complete without it?) Add veggies to turkey and cook for another 2-3 minutes. I ended up letting it simmer for about 3 hours and it kept getting better. I can always trust a skinny taste recipe. I also put a tin of your zucchini tots in the oven a few mins ago. Came out great! . Cooked on high for 11 minutes. I always make it with beef, using the leanest ground beef I can find. OH… forgot to mention.. clean up with it is a breeze.. Pressed the meat/stew button and turned it down to 30 minutes. I don’t want to discourage anyone from making it as it taste fine as a meaty tomato sauce, but nowhere even in the same ballpark as a Bolognese. This might be a dumb question but if I wanted to use the Instant Pot for this how long would you set it once you get to the simmer stage? I now have this frozen and pour it over whole wheat rotini and she practically licks the bowl! If you're not a wine drinker, buy a small bottle just for cooking. In a a beef based recipe like this could I use beef broth? I can’t wait to try this, but I was hoping for the sat fat info to confirm the smart points value. Made it again tonight using soy free dairy free butter spread and almond milk instead of half and half. I can't get over how good this is on the second day. 12 years ago as a newlywed, I was fumbling around the kitchen in an effort to make spaghetti for dinner. I have never used white wine in a tomato based sauce. I’ve put it over regular pasta, spaghetti squash, and zoodles and each one was delicious! I absolutely loved it. It was much easier than the traditional bolognese I made before, and just as delicious! I made it just as you instructed. Hello, I don't think my previous comment made it, I was wondering if it is possible to half this recipe? I only had red wine so I used that, and omitted the celery. I have tried several of your recipes and this one is one of the best so far! You should share this on our community page! My goal is to do a lot more crock pot recipes this year because it's just too awesome to come up from a workout and have dinner ready! pancetta is definitely worth buying as well-adds a great flavor! Looks really yummy…..unfortunately I can't eat tomatoes = ( I hope you will post some other pasta sauces soon that do not use tomatoes. It was delicious and I froze about 1/2 of it for later use. I made this with the chedder bisquits which were so good too! Just made this for dinner, smelled like heaven, did not taste how it smelled. I snuck a little taste and it was very good. So delicious! Have you ever tried milk instead of the half n half? @Lillian – I think i wrote it in the recipe, 1/2 cup sauce with 1 cup high fiber, low carb or whole wheat cooked pasta is 5.25 points. I added some fresh basil at the end since I just bought a bunch. Thanks Gina!! It did make 10 servings (5 cups), and I froze the other 8 for when we have company. My food philosophy is to eat seasonal, whole foods and maintain good portion control (everything in moderation!). Thank- you. Oh my! I have directions for stove, slow cooker or Instant Pot! In the crock pot now! How did it taste? No, I use really half and half because fat free bothers my stomach, not sure what's in it that does, but You could try it. made this two nights ago and everyone LOVED it. I however did not chop my celery small enough or saute it long enough. Thanks in advance! ground turkey … I forgot half/half at the store and made my own! Megan .. did you sauté on the stove or in the IP? The only change I made was the half & half — I actually forgot to buy it. Linda O'Shaughnessy, I have this sauce simmering away on the stove right now. I should have known when I read the ingredients list. Lisa, I know what you mean!! Just saw this question was already asked and answered. I do have a question about the points and PLEASE forgive me if someone already asked, or if I am missing something in the recipes. It will not be the same, but it will work for a protein source. Will it have the same flavor on HIGH for a shorter cook time? Making this right now! I think this will be my new ‘go-to sauce for pasta! Increase flame to medium-high; add meat, season with salt and pepper and sauté until browned. I think everyone should make this recipe. Thanks so much for your continued dedication! A lean beef/veal combination would be very good and still lower in WW points. I made this in the instant pot last night, it was better than when I make it on the stovetop. I feel I must issue a warning for this recipe….it is extremely DANGEROUS to make this if you are pregnant and hungry because you will burn the crap out of your tongue stealing bites!! Its not stoneware but a premium diecast aluminum pot that you can use to cook on the stovetop (electric or gas) and then transfer directly to the Slow Cooker base. I won't even consider another sauce when we have pasta these days. Even after 4 hours in the crockpot, it's still very solid. I never tried his version, when I order this at restaurants, mine is always better . I would say mine actually cooked 2 1/2 hours. I have just purchased an InstaPot. Making this now…my house smells awesome. And I added a few cloves of garlic, I will definitely be making this recipe again!! Gina could you puree the tomatoes as my kids are not a fan of chunky tomatoes or would this make the sauce too watery? Tasted it and it is FABULOUS! . Thank you for your great ideas and God Bless! Will be serving it with whole wheat pasta and whatever bag of veggies we grab out of the freezer. Need new ideas. Love love love all your recipes!!!! My family LOVED it! I made this recipe of the weekend! I'm excited to try this – we LOVE your other bolognaise recipe. In a deep heavy saute pan, sauté pancetta until fat melts. Was too bland and not saucy. Get recipes & exclusive content via email: You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of emails you receive. Omit the cream, butter and use lean ground veal instead of beef for a leaner more authentic sauce. . I couldn't find pancetta, so I substituted prosciutto. Making this right now and it smells so good! Hi Gina, I accidently bought Procuitto instead of Pancetta – do you think it would work ok or should I just wait to have the right ingredients? The rest of the ingredients appear the same. It's that good! What a time saver rather than standing over it for hours! SOOOO GOOD . And, that's with forgetting to add the half and half. Amazing looking sauce! But when I calculated the points, I came up with 5 pts. I loved it and will def make again. 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