"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Spaghetti Bolognese with Gorgonzola Garlic Bread

Love how the house smells when a pot of
sauce is simmering on the stove.

Served with my favourite garlic bread.

Gorgonzola Garlic Bread using my homemade bread.

Bolognese Sauce - Print Recipe

Olive oil

1-1/2 pounds lean ground steak or use 1/2 lean beef and 1/2 ground pork
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
2 to 4 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup chopped Italian Parsley
2 or more Tablespoons dried basil
1 tablespoon teaspoon dried oregano
Rosemary, and fennel seed (Optional)
Pinch of hot red pepper flakes
1/2 white wine
1/2 cup cream or milk (Optional)
1 cup beef or chicken broth
2 to 3 large cans chopped tomatoes
Salt and pepper

Optional: If you have a rind from a Parmesan cheese add it to the pot to simmer along with the sauce. Really enriches the sauce.

Saute chopped onions and celery in olive oil until softened.  Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the meat and saute until no
longer pink.

(Add cream/milk if using it and simmer until it has evaporated)   Add 1/2 cup white wine and simmer until wine has evaporated. Add the dried
herbs and fresh parsley. Coarsely puree tomatoes and add to the pot.  Add chicken broth and simmer for at least 2 hours on low heat.

Serve over spaghetti with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

NOTE:  You can also add the cream at the end rather than at the
beginning. Makes for a richer sauce.

The purpose of adding it early is that it is suppose to tenderize the

Italian Bread with Gorgonzola - Print Recipe

Long loaf of Italian Bread or long crusty rolls.

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese
1 to 2 cloves garlic
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Optional: Basil or Oregano
Cream the butter with the Gorgonzola cheese.

Mince garlic and add to cheese mixture.  Add chopped parsley, and
season with salt and pepper.

If using the basil or the oregano add now as well.

Leave loaf whole, but cut slices so that the loaf stays together. 
Spread cheese mixture in between each slice and reshape loaf. Sprinkle
top of loaf with Parmesan cheese and wrap in foil.  Place in 400°F oven
for 10 or 15 minutes and serve hot.


  1. I have made your bread:) Fantastic..!

  2. I love a good pasta sauce!!! The gorgonzola garlic bread is something I want to try as well.

  3. Meat sauce is Bev's favorite and your version sounds delicious as does the bread.

  4. Maureen, MilwaukeeThursday, January 31, 2013

    This really looks delicious, and easier than the bolognese recipe I've been using. For your large cans of taomatoes - 15 or 28 ounces? Thanks for another inspiring recipe!

  5. I found a link to the Gorgonzola Garlic Bread on Pinterest today. Made it for supper tonight, and it was the most amazing garlic bread ever! The entire family loved it. This is definitely going to be made over and over! Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Your spaghetti looks divine, Ann, but it's Gorgonzola garlic bread that's calling to me! Printing it off to try...always something yummy coming from your kitchen.


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