Don't know that I'd serve this to guests, but it was a great weeknight meal. I can't see how anyone would say it lacked flavor. Oh well, to each their own.
Rigatoni with Meaty Mushroom Bolognese
A rich, meaty Bolognese can take hours on the stove, but this savory mushroom version is ready in just half an hour.
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Total: 30 Minutes
- Calories: 414
- Fat: 14g
- Saturated fat: 5.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 5.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
- Protein: 23.9g
- Carbohydrate: 49.5g
- Fiber: 5.2g
- Cholesterol: 51mg
- Iron: 4.2mg
- Sodium: 550mg
- Calcium: 150mg
- 6 ounces uncooked rigatoni
- 8 ounces 90% lean ground sirloin
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2/3 cup (1/4-inch) diced carrot
- 1 medium red onion, chopped
- 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
- 8 ounces zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted diced tomatoes, undrained
- 3 tablespoons unsalted tomato paste
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated and divided (about 1/4 cup)
- 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Keep warm.
- 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 2 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove beef from pan; set beef aside.
- 3. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add carrot, onion, and mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes or just until tender. Stir in zucchini, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and garlic; cook 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in beef; cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and crushed red pepper to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream; cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Divide pasta among 4 bowls. Top each serving with 1 1/4 cups sauce; sprinkle evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
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