Fall Dinner Recipe

Pork Bolognese

Easy and Impressive!

Looking for the perfect fall comfort food meal that is delicious for both a weeknight dinner at home or a dinner party with friends? This Pork Bolognese is for you!

Prep Time: 30 Min

Bake Time: 2 hours, 30 Min


– Olive oil – Diced pancetta – Onion – Carrots – Celery stalks – Garlic – Ground pork – Tomato paste – Dry red wine (can substitute with beef broth)

– Whole peeled tomatoes  – Fresh thyme – Parmesan cheese rind (optional) – Whole milk – Salt & pepper – Tagliatelle (or thick pasta of your choice) – Parmesan  – Basil

Add olive oil to a dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, add pancetta, onion, carrot, & celery & cook until they begin to soften & brown, 5 mins. Add garlic & cook until fragrant, one min.

Step 1

Add pork to saucepan & cook while breaking up with wooden spoon, about 5 mins, until meat is starting to brown.

Step 2

Add wine & scrape up brown bits on the bottom of pan. Simmer for 5 mins to reduce. Stir in tomato paste & cook for one min.

Step 3

Add tomatoes, crushing them as you do. Stir in thyme & parm rind, if using. Bring to a simmer & reduce heat to low. Cover saucepan & let simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened.

Step 4

When sauce is almost done cooking, bring large pot of salted water to a boil & cook pasta according to directions. Drain.

Step 5

Remove parm rind & thyme. Stir milk in & and let simmer for another 5 mins. Taste sauce & add salt & pepper accordingly.

Step 6

Serve pork bolognese over the pasta. Top with grated parmesan & chopped basil, if desired.

Step 7

This Pork Bolognese is a restaurant-quality meal that will impress everyone you serve it to! Enjoy the cozy fall comfort dinner!


For another delicious fall comfort food meal, try my delicious Sweet Potato Chili. It's both incredibly flavorful & packed with lots of vegetables.