Bolognese Sauce made with Tomato Puree

Bolognese Sauce made with Tomato Puree

Bolognese sauce is a traditional Italian meat-based sauce typically used to dress tagliatelle. The bolognese sauce recipe is both delicious and easy to prepare, making it a popular dish in many households.

Made with Tomato puree

Mutti® Tomato Puree (Passata) is sun-ripened 100% Italian tomatoes transformed into sweet velvety puree with just a touch of Mediterranean sea salt. After eliminating the skin and seeds, the tomatoes are pureed to achieve a smooth, luxurious texture while maintaining their bright red color and naturally sweet flavor. Fantastic in marinara sauce, tomato soup, or even a Bloody Mary. 

cooking sketch (COOK TIME: 60+ min)

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10 people


  • 24.5 oz Mutti® Tomato Puree (Passata)
  • 2 tbsp Mutti® Double Concentrated Tomato Paste
  • 23 oz beef (minced)
  • 12 oz pork (minced)
  • 3 large brown onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1/2 celery stalk (finely chopped)
  • 0.5 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped (finely chopped)
  • 0.5 cup red wine
  • bay leaf (fresh)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (or to taste)

Bolognese sauce serves 10 with pasta or gnocchi.

We also recommend our tagliatelle bolognese recipe

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Bolognese Sauce made with Tomato Puree: Method

  1. Place the oil in a large heavy bottomed pot with a lid. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook on medium-low heat for 20 minutes until soft, stirring regularly.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Increase the heat to medium and add the meat, stirring frequently, allowing it to brown all over for about 5 minutes.
  4. Turn up the heat to medium-high and add the wine. Allow that to evaporate then add Mutti® Tomato Puree, Mutti® Double Concentrated Tomato Paste, bay leaf and nutmeg. When it starts to simmer, reduce the heat to low and cover.
  5. Simmer for 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve bolognese sauce on top of your favourite pasta, with grated parmesan cheese. Store the sauce in a ceramic container in the fridge for up to a week.

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