Recipe from Today’s Show: Spaghetti Bolognese

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TODAY on MHTV: Spaghetti Bolognese is one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes but it normally takes a lot of time to prepare, about three hours. One night I  decided to change it up and created this shorter version that only takes ONE hour. My Bolognese starts with savory pancetta and ground beef seared in wine and tomatoes, then I take it to the next level and add a touch of cream. Since this is a heavy dish, I like to serve it with a light escarole side salad drizzled with Parmesan dressing. More from the show.

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Escarole Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Get the recipes from the 11:30 show:

Rustic Italian Recipes

Watch ”Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn” Mondays at 11:30 a.m. ET/10:30 a.m. CT, Tuesdays through Fridays at 11 a.m. ET and 11:30 a.m. ET on Hallmark Channel.

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  • Lacie March 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    This looks so good! I’m trying it tonight. 🙂

  • Sarah March 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    In this recipe you add the red pepper flakes after the tomatoes and most other red sauces you cook the red pepper flakes with vegetables. What is the difference in the flavor or why is it different in this recipe?

  • Carlena Graves March 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    The Bolognese recipe looks fantastic. Can’t wait to make it. I also loved all of the serving bowls used in this episode. Can you tell me the brand. Am in desparate need of updated my dishware. Thanks.

  • Arlene Heinze March 2, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    My husband and I loved this recipe! It was easy to prepare and more delightful to eat.

  • Andrea March 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I was so excited to see a quick alternative to this recipe. It’s bubbling away on my stove as I type! Thanks!

  • Brage March 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to make the perfect bolognese but it has gone wrong every time. When things need to cook forever how can they not go wrong? 😉 Well, I saw your clip and this just looks simple and delicious! And you’re so easy to like, I love your show. You got a fan here in Norway! 🙂

  • Jacoba March 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    My favorite cooking show. Love seeing you and your son cooking together.

  • Shari March 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Oh my word!!! Made this recipe this week and HOLY MOLY was it great!! I will admit that I started making it with much fear as I detest traditional “spaghetti with meat sauce”, but this is NOT like anything I’ve had before! SO much flavor!! My 4 year old begged for THIRDS!!! Even my 10 month old kept leaning forward in her high chair for more! LOL!! Definitely keeper here in our home!! Thank you SO much!!


    PS- Totally LOVE everything we’ve made from your cookbook so far! I hope another one is in the works!!

  • green bean recipes June 1, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I loves pastas. yummm..

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