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Penne Rigate Recipes

Lighter Penne Rigate Bolognese

Main Dish
Makes 8 Servings
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cooking Time
70 minutes
Total Time
1 hour, 25 minutes
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Made with

Penne Rigate


  • 1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots (2 medium carrots)
  • 1 cup diced onion (1 medium onion)
  • 1 cup diced celery (2 stalks)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 to 4 cloves
  • 3/4 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 3/4 pound 90% lean ground pork
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes undrained
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese divided
  • fresh basil (optional)


  1. In 6 to 8-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook about 10 minutes or until vegetables are translucent and soft but not browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add ground beef and pork to vegetable mixture. Cook over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently to keep meats from sticking together. Drain off excess fat. Add tomato paste, wine, beef stock and red pepper flakes; simmer over medium heat 30 minutes.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Continue simmering 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking liquid before draining.
  5. Add pasta to pan with Bolognese sauce. Stir until evenly coated, adding some of reserved cooking liquid, if needed, to thin out sauce. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  6. Divide pasta among bowls. Top with dollop of part-skim ricotta cheese and garnish with fresh basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

490 Calories

53g Carbohydrates

6g Saturated Fat

480mg Sodium

17g Fat

29g Protein

60mg Cholesterol

8g Dietary Fiber

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