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Italian Sausage Bolognese

Hidden Streams perfectly seasoned italian sausage in a rich tomato sauce with leeks, carrots and garlic piled high atop spaghetti noodles. 
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30-35 minutes
Calories: 836 Fat: 55g Carbs: 96g Protein: 43g

ABOUT THE DISH

Bolognese is a meat based sauce that originated close to Bologna, Italy. It typically involves a slow cooking process of onions, carrots and celery with a mixture of minced meat and or pork.

Ingredients
Leeks
Garlic
Whole Peeled Tomatoes
Carrot
Rosemary
Spaghetti
Mild Italian sausage
Half & Half
Parmesan
Featured Ingredient Partners:
Mild Italian sausage: Hidden Stream Farms - Elgin, MN

Cooking terms for this recipe

Mince To cut a food into very small pieces.
Simmer To stew gently below or just at boiling point.
Al Dente Literally “to the tooth”. Describes the ideal texture of cooked pasta that leaves it with a slight bite, rather than becoming mushy.

What you need

Large sauté pan

Medium pot

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1: MISE EN PLACE

Read through entire recipe before getting started. Wash and dry all produce. Bring 6 cups of salted water to a boil. Peel and finely dice the onion. Peel and dice the carrot. Remove rosemary leaves from stems and chop. Mince the garlic. Grate parmesan cheese.

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Step 2: COOK THE PASTA

Add the spaghetti to the boiling water and stir to keep from sticking. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the pasta is al dente. Drain well and place back into the pot with 1 tsp. of oil to keep from sticking. While the pasta is cooking move on to brown the sausage, step #3.

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Step 3: BROWN THE SAUSAGE

In a large sauté pan over medium heat add 1 tsp. of oil. Add the Italian sausage, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it browns, about 5-6 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the sausage from the pan and set aside.

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Step 4: SAUTE VEGETABLES

In the same sauté pan that you browned the sausage in, over medium heat, add the carrot and onion and sauté until soft and slightly caramelized, about 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté another minute until the garlic is soft and fragrant.

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Step 5: FINISH THE BOLOGNESE

Add the sausage, tomato sauce, rosemary, and half & half to the sautéed vegetables. Simmer on low for 6-8 minutes to develop the flavors and reduce into a thick rich sauce.

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Step 6: PLATE YOUR DISH

Divide the pasta between two bowls spoon the bolognese over the pasta then garnish with grated parmesan. Enjoy!