Rating: 4 stars
11 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 5 star values: 3

A rich, meaty Bolognese can take hours on the stove, but this savory mushroom version is ready in just half an hour.

David Bonom
Recipe by Cooking Light December 2013

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Credit: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Keep warm.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

414 calories; fat 14g; saturated fat 5.6g; mono fat 5.9g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 23.9g; carbohydrates 49.5g; fiber 5.2g; cholesterol 51mg; iron 4.2mg; sodium 550mg; calcium 150mg.
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