Easy & Hearty!

Rigatoni Bolognese is a meaty, saucy pasta dinner that’ll stick to your ribs. Ground beef, garlic, and plenty of fresh basil give the homemade sauce a ton of flavor.

what is rigatoni?

Rigatoni comes from the word “rigate” in Italian, which means “ridged.” These tube-shaped pasta pieces have ridges along the outside, which helps them cling to the sauce.

What You'll Need

Rigatoni Olive Oil Onion, Celery, and Carrots Garlic Ground Beef Crushed Tomatoes Fresh Herbs Salt and Pepper Pecorino Romano

Cook Pasta


Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.  Aim to have it ready around the same time as the sauce.

Cook the Vegetables


Cook the onions in a skillet, then add the garlic, followed by the celery and carrots.  Sauté for 5 minutes.

Add Ground Beef


Increase the heat and add the ground beef.  Cook for about 10 minutes, breaking it up as it browns.

Add Other Ingredients


Add the tomatoes and herbs to the ground beef mixture.  Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 25 minutes.



Serve the Bolognese sauce over the cooked rigatoni. Top each plate with a sprinkle of pecorino romano and fresh parsley.

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