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Cheese Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce

Cheese Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Cheese Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce is an elegant pasta dish that will definitely impress your family and friends!  Bolognese sauce is a mouthwatering hearty meat sauce made from scratch, combining chopped beef with chopped veal to create a very light and tasty meat sauce. Then serve it over cheese ravioli to create a perfect dish!  You can use Bolognese Sauce over any favorite pasta or use it in your lasagna.

Cheese Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce can be served the first course or alone with crusty Italian bread and your favorite salad.  Pair this dish with a glass of Chianti from Tuscany and you will have one delicious meal!

This delicious dish can be an all-time favorite for any holiday or when entertaining with friends.

 

 

Cheese Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

As kids growing up,  it was normal for us to watch Mom cook a Sunday dinner for the entire family that usually started around 10 am and ended around 2 pm.

Her staple dishes were always pasta with meatballs or cheese ravioli with her famous Bolognese Sauce.  Through the years and still today, the family with all the grandkids look forward to grandma Maria Sunday dinners.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

*Full recipe card below! 

 

Ingredients Needed for Cheese Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce:

  • 1 package of 24 Medium Square Cheese Ravioli – frozen or fresh

  • Mom’s Bolognese Sauce  (about 2 + 1/2 qt.)

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano grated cheese

 

 Mom’s Bolognese Sauce Recipe:

  •  1/2 pound of chopped Veal

  •  1/2 pound of chopped Beef

  •  1 large onion – chopped

  •  1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  •   2 Tbsp. (1/4 stick) butter

  •  1 carrot – minced

  •  1 celery stalk – minced

  •  1/2 glass dry white wine

  •  1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes

  •  5 fresh basil leaves

  •  salt & pepper to taste

In a large saucepot,  heat olive oil, and butter.  Add onion and sauté for a  few minutes, or until onion is translucent and golden color.
Add celery and carrot and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add both types of meat and stir while cooking to combine.  Continue to cook until all the meat is light brown.
Add white wine.  Lower heat and simmer until all the wine is absorbed.

Place the entire can of crushed tomatoes into a blender and puree them.  Add the tomatoes and fresh basil leaves to the meat mixture.  Add 1 teaspoon of salt and some fresh ground pepper to taste.

Cover and simmer for 40 minutes to one hour.  Stir occasionally.  The sauce should be thick.  Taste the sauce for salt before serving, and adjust the salt, if needed.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Boil water in a large pot.  Add one teaspoon of salt to the water.  Add Ravioli and cook according to the directions on the package.  Strain into a colander.  Spoon about 4 to 5 ravioli into each pasta bowls.
Add some sauce on top.  Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top and enjoy!

Serves 6

Here’s a GREAT TIP for Freezing! 

Before freezing or refrigerate,  allow the sauce to cool completely.  Then store the sauce in air-tight containers to keep fresh (up to 3 days in the refrigerator, or one month in your freezer).

 

 

 
 
 
 

You might also enjoy another recipe for our Moms Best Sunday Meatballs!

And, for a quick & easy pasta dish, try our Easy Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce! 

 

 

Yield: 5 to 6 servings

Cheese Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce

Cheese Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce

Cheese Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce ~ is an elegant pasta dish that will definitely impress your family and friends! Bolognese sauce is a mouthwatering hearty meat sauce made from scratch, combining chopped beef with chopped veal to create a very light and tasty meat sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package of 24 Medium Square Cheese Ravioli - frozen or fresh
  • Mom's Bolognese Sauce (about 2 + 1/2 qt.)
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano grated cheese, at the table

Bolognese Sauce:

  • 1/2 pound of chopped Veal
  • 1/2 pound of chopped Beef
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. (1/4 stick) butter
  • 1 carrot - minced
  • 1 celery stalk - minced
  • 1/2 glass dry white wine
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepot, heat olive oil, and butter. Add onion and sauté for a few minutes, or until onion is translucent and golden color.
  2. Add celery and carrot and sauté for 2 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add both types of meat and stir while cooking to combine. Continue to cook until all the meat is light brown.
  4. Add white wine. Lower heat and simmer until all the wine is absorbed.
  5. Place the entire can of crushed tomatoes into a blender and puree them. Add the tomatoes and fresh basil leaves to the meat mixture. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and some fresh ground pepper to taste.
  6. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes to one hour. Stir occasionally. The sauce should be thick. Taste the sauce for salt before serving, and adjust if needed.
  7. Boil water in a large pot. Add one teaspoon of salt to the water. Add Ravioli and cook according to the directions on the package. Strain into a colander. Spoon about 4 to 5 ravioli into each pasta bowls.
  8. Add some sauce on top. Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top and enjoy!
  9. Yields: 5 to 6 servings

Cheese Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

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xo Anna and Liz

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen
    April 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    that looks like a wonderful hearty sauce – yum!
    mary x

  • Reply
    The Harried Cook
    April 4, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Looks delicious! Love cheesy ravoili & that sauce looks totally yum.. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Oisin
    April 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    We cooked this tonight. Very tasty and we will do it again for sure. Veal added a nice flavor. Thanks. Oisin Lane

    • Reply
      annaliz
      April 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks Oisin,
      The veal helps reduce the fat in the sauce. Glad you enjoyed it! Have a great week.

  • Reply
    annaliz
    April 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks Eugenia!
    I hope you enjoy this… let us know! 🙂

  • Reply
    eugenia
    April 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it 🙂

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