Rigatoni with Bolognese Sauce

  • Servings : 25
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This dish from Barilla Chef Lorenzo Boni celebrates the most famous pasta dish of his home region of bologna – the Bolognese sauce that has been much imitated here in America.


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

Finely grind the celery, carrots, onions, and pancetta in a food processor.

Step 3

Melt half of the butter in a large pan and saute the vegetables and pancetta for 20 to 30 minutes. Add the ground meats and saute, stirring occasionally, until they are well browned. Deglaze with the wine and let it evaporate.

Step 4

Cover the mixture with water and add the tomato paste. Simmer until the water is evaporated, about 2 hours. Season with salt and pepper; cool and refrigerate or freeze.

Step 5

For each serving, to order: Reheat 1 1/2 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add it to a pan with some Bolognese and 1 tsp butter. Heat through and plate. Garnish with Parmesan.


  • 4 lb Barilla Rigatoni
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 5 oz. pancetta, chopped
  • 8 oz. butter
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 12 oz. tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories 583
Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 67mg
Sodium 560mg
Total Carbohydrate 61g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 22g

Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 8%
Iron 22%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.