Knowing how to make a really good Bolognese Sauce really amps up your dinner game. This is the Absolute Best Bolognese Sauce Recipe!
If you are looking for something special to make for Valentine’s Day this weekend, I highly recommend this Bolognese Sauce recipe. In true Marcella Hazan fashion, this classic Italian recipe tastes like so much more than your average at-home pasta dish. Every single time I make this for guests and friends, they marvel over every bite – really, you made this? It’s that good.
Now, about Valentine’s Day as a single, and not just single but also twice divorced, woman. Here’s the thing, it’s really no big deal to me.
I have never put a lot of thought into Valentine’s Day, other than it’s a good excuse to make some fun crafts and most likely eat something chocolate (Dark Chocolate Pudding with Raspberries anyone?). I may even take a few extra measures for a more special dinner, even if it is just me and the kids.
For some reason, Valentine’s Day has never been associated with anything romantic in my mind. Thankfully, February 14th won’t be any reason for me to wallow in self pity or feel painfully single for even a moment. And honestly, after that second marriage nightmare and subsequent divorce, I’m actually quite grateful to be living the single life right now. I’ll buy my own roses and make my own dinner, thank you very much.
I’m also going to use Valentine’s Day this year as a chance to do-over some of the things I failed at Christmas. The Christmas cards and pictures I never sent in December have been refashioned as Valentine’s Cards. All those treats and thank you’s that were never delivered are happening a second time around as Love Day treats instead.
There may not be any romance here, but Valentine’s Day has a good motto this year: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
About this pasta, which really and truly is one of my most favorite things to cook, it largely depends on good ingredients – as most food does. Get the good pasta and the really good tomatoes and the very best Parmigianno Reggiano, and this will not disappoint. A little Italy in your very own kitchen, I promise!
Hop on over to Craftsy to get all the details on this Absolute Best Bolognese Sauce and the recipe, which isn’t difficult at all, but it will take a little time.
Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun says
Your bolognese sauce looks amazing…and now my stomach is growling! 🙂
Thanks Jillian – just thinking about a good bolognese sauce has a similar effect on me 🙂
Beautiful photos of one of my favorite dishes to make and to eat. Yes, it does take time! I typically make a large batch, and then freeze half of it for a later date…
Thanks Tamara! I normally freeze some too – such a good idea and it really reheats beautifully.
making your own dinner is a great thing, you dont have to worry if someone else like it as you do, and everything is all for you!! looks delicious!
Absolutely agree! Thanks for commenting!
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says
These photos are beyond stunning. Your bolognese sauce looks amazing!
Thank you Cindy!
Sara @ Life's Little Sweets says
Wow, your photos are so visually arresting, this Bolognese sauce looks so delicious! Pinning this one 🙂
Thank you Sara!
Mark, CompassandFork says
Is there anything more comforting than bolognese sauce? It was my favorite growing up. Great looking sauce.