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Slow Cooker Fettuccine Bolognese

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Making a traditional Bolognese (Italian meat & tomato) sauce is easy with a slow cooker. Simply start the sauce on the stove, then transfer to a slow cooker and let simmer for several hours. A combination of pork and beef is traditional, but you can use any meat you like.

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  • Servings: 14 to 16 servings
This Recipe is: Low Sodium


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  • Step 1 of 11

    MELT butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, chopped thyme, pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 2 of 11

    COOK, stirring frequently, for 5 to 10 minutes or until tender but not browned.

  • Step 3 of 11

    INCREASE heat to medium-high; add the pancetta.

  • Step 4 of 11

    COOK, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until pancetta is golden.

  • Step 5 of 11

    ADD the meat a third at a time, stirring and breaking lumps with a spoon between each addition.

  • Step 6 of 11

    COOK for about 15 minutes total (this is where this recipe develops so much flavor, so let it cook the full 15 minutes).

  • Step 7 of 11

    STIR in tomato paste; cook for about 2 minutes.

  • Step 8 of 11

    ADD wine; bring to a boil. With a wooden spoon, scrape all the brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until wine has almost evaporated.

  • Step 9 of 11

    TRANSFER mixture to slow cooker along with tomatoes with juice, evaporated milk, water and bouillon; stir to combine. Cover; cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours.

  • Step 10 of 11

    PREPARE pasta according to package directions.

  • Step 11 of 11

    SERVE sauce over pasta. Top with cheese; garnish with thyme sprigs.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 14 to 16 servings
Calories 350
Calories from Fat 120
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 75mg 26%
Sodium 450mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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