These Meaty Pasta Recipes Are So Good We’d Recommend Them To Anyone

Make the meatiest pasta sauce ever.

If you love meaty sauces, you’re in luck. We have a fabulous meaty lasagna recipe, a meaty dumpling recipe in the form of little hats, a beefy and thus, meaty Mexican baked pasta recipe, and even a meaty meatloaf recipe that’s packed with ground pork, ground beef, and chopped up bacon.

Self-professed carnivores need not go without their meaty fix with these recipes. After all, you can do so much to a meaty bolognese pasta sauce to make it even better than the most basic of bolognese sauces. 

If you’re ready to get your meaty fix, here are all the bolognese pasta sauce recipes you will want to know about: 

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1 Classic Bolognese Sauce Recipe 

Before you can get creative and experiment in the kitchen, it’s always a good idea to taste a classic recipe. That’s because only after you have tasted a recipe the way it’s supposed to taste according to the original recipe, only then will you know how to tweak the recipe to become your own. This pasta bolognese recipe is a great introduction to the world of the meat sauce for pasta. 

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Pinoy Bolognese Recipe 

When you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone and make a few Pinoy-flavored tweaks, this recipe is what you should try next. This version of the meat sauce takes the long list of ingredients of the classic bolognese and makes it more attuned to the Pinoy palate. Banana ketchup, anyone?    

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3 Easy Bolognese Recipe 

Not that adventurous with your cooking but a little intimidated by the long list of ingredients for the classic bolognese sauce recipe? Don’t fret. Here’s the easy version. You’ll love that this meaty recipe only has about eight ingredients but results in a meaty pasta sauce that still delivers all the flavors you’re looking for.


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4 Meatloaf Bolognese Pasta Recipe   

Leftovers are usually, left over. In fact, it’s not always eaten. This takes whatever leftover meat you have on hand and transforms it into something hearty, delicious, and ultra meaty in spaghetti form. This recipe gets extra meaty since it uses up a leftover meatloaf dish to make the base of the meaty pasta sauce. 

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5 Chicken Bolognese Lasagna Recipe

This recipe showcases the bolognese’s versatility as a pasta sauce so instead of being tossed in with some spaghetti, it’s layered with lasagna noodles and lots of cheese. Who can resist? (We won’t even try.)

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6 Spaghetti in Meat Sauce Recipe 

A “bolognese sauce” is also known as a ragù or ragoût or a simmered meat sauce, so this recipe can totally qualify as a bolognese. This one, however, doesn’t need to simmer for very long to develop the flavor of the sauce. The finely chopped vegetables add texture as well as flavor to the dish without sacrificing the time it needs to taste full-bodied.

These are our meatiest of pasta sauces but don’t be confined to just these recipes! If your meat craving isn’t fulfilled by these meaty pasta recipes, here are a few more meaty dishes that just might do the trick: 

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