Absolutely delicious. I used a pound and a half of dried linguine and doubled the other ingredients. I had cabernet sauvignon so I used that. Fresh basil is absolutely key to this recipe. My family of six all thought it needed more salt to bring out the flavor and then we unanimously declared it delectable!
A very important step is missing. In order to get the flavor everyone is looking for, you need to simmer on low (Crock Pot would be good here) for about 4 hours. You can't rush a Bolognese. Oh, and this isn't a Bolognese. Bolognese is made with beef and veal. It's from Bologna. There's a similar dish made in Calabria that's made with pork. I don't know what they call it there, but I suppose you could call it a Calabrese. At the end of the 4 hour simmer, stir in about a 1/4 cup of heavy cream and serve over pasta. That's the dish you're expecting. Oh, the carrot and garlic is part of something called soffritto, usually includes celery, is minced extremely fine and sauteed until golden before anything else goes into the pot. For this dish, use 1/4 cup minced carrots, 1/4 cup minced celery, and the called-for garlic, also minced very fine. It's a bit of work, but it really is worth it in the end.
Extremely easy but the end result isn't anything special. The recipe needs a lot more flavor to become a "keeper." I suppose the end result depends a great deal on what kind of wine and jarred marinara sauce you use: I used Silver Palate Low Sodium Marinara. Bottom line: I probably won't make it again. It's really not that much better than just adding some browned meat to good jarred sauce.
Tasty! DH doesn't care for cooked carrots, so I substituted some sliced yellow onion. Quick and easy for a weeknight meal.
My family really enjoyed this meal and the pork added a different twist to the Bolognese. I will be making this again for sure.
Excellent, meaty dish and so easy to prepare. Great family weeknight meal. Needed a little more salt in my opinion. I can never find low sodium marinara so I used my favorite Newman's brand.
It was a good meal, but it wasn't anything extraordinary.
My husband and picky sons loved this! It's easy to make and quite tasty. I made it with lean ground turkey instead of pork.
I was excited about this dish given the reviews. What a disappointment! The bolognese itself lacked any flavor and there wasn't enough sauce- making the fettuccini dry. I followed the recipe exactly as written and served it to guests- based on the reviews. I was embarrassed as I watched my guests request pepper and cheese repeatedly to try to add flavor. Growing up in an Italian family, bolognese is a staple- but this recipe definitely will not make the rotation.
I know I'll be making this again. My husband said it was a keeper! Fantastic and tasty meal.
I too didn't expect too much but wanted something different. This was FANTASTIC. I used Marcella red wine and it really worked out well. I would def make for company it was that good!!!
We were expecting this to be an average meal, however it was really terrific. The sauce has great bold flavor. We used pork sausage rather than ground pork and it turned out great.
Fantastic recipe. Added all of the basil at once instead of sprinkling some at the end. Turned out extremely well. Served with steamed green beans and bragged to all my friends.