Homemade Pasta Made Simple- Fettuccine Ragu alla Bolognese

Homemade Pasta Made Simple- Fettuccine Ragu alla Bolognese

Homemade Fettuccine Ragu alla Bolognese with homemade pasta and authentic Bolognese sauce is easier to make yourself than you think.

 

You guys! I’m so excited! My friend Manuela from Manu’s Menu has a new cookbook, Homemade Pasta Made Simple. I’ve known about it for months, and today I finally get to share my review and a recipe from the cookbook, Fettuccine Ragu alla Bolognese. Plus, I’m giving away a copy!

 

When Manuela asked me if I would like to review her new cookbook, I didn’t exactly tell her that I had never made homemade pasta before in my life. I always wanted to, but at the same time was a little reluctant. As in, once I bought a pasta maker, changed my mind and returned it the next day, changed my mind again and bought it again the next week, and then it sat in my cabinet for years untouched. True story. I didn’t even bring it out for this fettucine, I decided to do it by hand instead.

In Homemade Pasta Made Simple, you are taken step-by-step through homemade pasta making from the very beginning. You learn how to make basic pasta dough, what equipment you will need,  how knead the dough, how to use a pasta machine or roll it by hand, then move on to different pasta shapes. From simple ribbon-cut pasta, to all the different kinds of shaped pasta, stuffed pasta, gnocchi, and gnudi.

After you have learned all about making pasta, there is a chapter on sauces. I went with the Ragu all Bolognese because I make my own version all the time and consider it a need-to-know pasta sauce.

Fettuccine Ragu alla Bolognese

 

Admittedly, I rolled my fettuccine a bit too thick, but I’m sure I will get better with more practice. Or I have to get over the fear of the pasta machine. I would probably have to use it for larger amounts of pasta. I recommend starting the sauce before preparing the pasta if serving immediately.

You can order Homemade Pasta Made Simple on Amazon beginning August 8, or pre-order your copy now. You can also get it for the Kindle now for only $1.99! Or, simply enter to win a copy right now by leaving a comment on this post answering this question: What is your favorite pasta recipe? (Giveaway open to U.S. residents only until August 8th. Winner will receive a paperback copy via the publisher, Rockridge Press.)

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Recipe from Homemade Pasta Made Simple by Manuela Zangara, used with permission.

Bernadette Martin

Fettuccine Ragu alla Bolognese

Homemade Fettuccine Ragu alla Bolognese with homemade pasta and authentic Bolognese sauce is easier to make yourself than you think.

1 hr, 30 Prep Time

When Manuela asked me if I would like to review her new cookbook, I didn’t exactly tell her that I had never made homemade pasta before in my life. I always wanted to, but at the same time was a little reluctant. As in, once I bought a pasta maker, changed my mind and returned it the next day, changed my mind again and bought it again the next week, and then it sat in my cabinet for years untouched. True story. I didn’t even bring it out for this fettucine, I decided to do it by hand instead.

In Homemade Pasta Made Simple, you are taken step-by-step through homemade pasta making from the very beginning. You learn how to make basic pasta dough, what equipment you will need,  how knead the dough, how to use a pasta machine or roll it by hand, then move on to different pasta shapes. From simple ribbon-cut pasta, to all the different kinds of shaped pasta, stuffed pasta, gnocchi, and gnudi.

After you have learned all about making pasta, there is a chapter on sauces. I went with the Ragu all Bolognese because I make my own version all the time and consider it a need-to-know pasta sauce.

Fettuccine Ragu alla Bolognese

Admittedly, I rolled my fettuccine a bit too thick, but I’m sure I will get better with more practice. Or I have to get over the fear of the pasta machine. I would probably have to use it for larger amounts of pasta. I recommend starting the sauce before preparing the pasta if serving immediately.

Recipe from Homemade Pasta Made Simple by Manuela Zangara, used with permission.

Bernadette Martin

Fettuccine Ragu alla Bolognese

1 hr, 30 Prep Time

1 hrCook Time

2 hr, 30 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow or white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
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