Fusilli with Spicy Bolognese Sauce

Fill the house with the comforting aroma of simmering tomato sauce over the weekend, then use the sauce to make a variety of meals during the week or store leftovers in the freezer for a later use.

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Serves: 4


  • 1 pkg Italpasta Artisan Fusilli
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrot(s), finely chopped
  • 6 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 3/4 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 cup whole milk, warmed
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp salt


  • Heat oil and butter in large Dutch oven or saucepan set over medium heat; cook onion, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for about 10 minutes.
  • Crumble in sausage meat and ground beef; cook, breaking up meat, for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste, milk, and nutmeg. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 2 hours.  Stir in salt.
  • Cook fusilli according to package directions. Drain well. Toss fusilli with 2 cups (500 ml) sauce.


Remaining sauce can be covered tightly and refrigerated for up to 5 days or stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Use this sauce as a filling for a hearty lasagna.  

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 630mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g