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Fettuccine Bolognese

First of all I need to say how lovely the ASK Italian cook book is! The recipes are mouthwatering as are the photographs and it’s a real joy to sit and look through it. You may remember I’ve been working with ASK Italian over the last few weeks on their campaign to #respectthepasta. My first challenge was to enjoy a family meal at our local ASK Italian, and the second challenge was to cook the perfect pasta at home. The latest challenge was to try and recreate a dish from the ASK menu in my own kitchen. I was sent a pack of ASK Italian fettuccine and chose to make the fettuccine Bolognese recipe.
Fettuccine Bolognese recipe

I have to admit that I made this in two stages so I’m lacking photographs for this challenge. On Saturday I made the Bolognese sauce and left it in the fridge over night. We were busy all day Sunday so it was lovely to return home, cook the pasta and heat the sauce, my favourite kind of easy meal!

The Bolognese sauce was easy to make, just 20 minutes to prepare and then it cooked gently for an hour and a half. It included lots of yummy ingredients:

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion
450 lean minced beef
4 garlic cloves
100ml red wine
150ml beef stock
400g tin chopped tomatoes
500g tomato passata
5 basil leaves, 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
juice of half a lemon
salt and pepper

Fettuccine Bolognese recipe (1)

On Sunday we ate our lovely fettuccine Bolognese. I heated the Bolognese sauce and cooked the fettuccine which is a ribbon pasta and great for holding the Bolognese sauce. I used the tips I learned the other weeks for cooking the perfect pasta at home, then stirred the pasta and the Bolognese sauce together before serving. We enjoyed it with garlic bread and a large glass of red wine and it was delicious and full of flavour. I never buy fettucine but we all loved it so I will definitely be looking out for it again.


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    April 29, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I do love a good pasta dish – this looks yum! Have never eaten at Ask Italian though, didn’t know that they had a book either! x

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    Lindy Hamilton
    April 29, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Oh now I’m hungry, that looks lovely!

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    Mummy of Two
    April 29, 2014 at 11:40 am

    That looks and sounds delicious. You can’t go wrong with a nice pasta dish!

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    April 29, 2014 at 11:56 am

    We are all big lovers of pasta but have never tried fettuccine. We will definitely try it now, your dish looks scrumptious.

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    Vikki Holness
    April 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    This looks delicious, pasta dishes are my favourite! xxx

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    Lisa H
    April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    This looks delicious, I am a fan of a good pasta dish and always looking for new recipes to try!

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    The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover
    April 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I adore Bolognese. YUMMY! Never normally put red wine in it but I think I will in the future. I have bookmarked this.

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    Healthier Mummy
    April 29, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    This sounds really delicious. I also love the idea of cooking a meal ahead so that it’s ready for you after a day out. So handy.

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    April 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    We are vegetarian but could definitely make this using quorn mince. I love how big and thick the fettuccine is – yummy!

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    April 29, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    looks good, though i’d swap the mince for a veggie one 😉

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    April 29, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    sounds good, i’d have to switch it for a veggie mince though

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    April 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    if i switched the mince for a veggie mince this would be amazing!

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    April 29, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Sounds amazing! We have an ASK here in Southampton… SO good!

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    you baby me mummy
    April 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Oh this , looks really tasty. Thanks for sharing x

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    April 29, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Mmmmm i always love a good pasta dish. Thanks for sharing x

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    Jo Middleton
    April 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    that looks delicious, I love ask italian I will have to get the book

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    Liska @NewMumOnline
    April 29, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Reading this post has made me hungry but luckily I have left over Chinese right behind me which I am going to polish off when the hubby gets here xx

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    April 30, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Gosh, this looks Gorj! Would have to tweak it slightly due to Hayden allergies but I think I might be able to pull this off.

    Thanks for sharing hunny
    Lotte xo
    Berice Baby – London Lifestyle & Kids Fashion Blog

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    April 30, 2014 at 8:06 am

    looks very yummy , I love pasta

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    Lisa Prince (@BEAUTY_IIAO)
    April 30, 2014 at 9:29 am

    this looks delicious, Ii would definaintly feed my family this , they love easy homemade meals like this

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    April 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    This sounds so yummy!!! x

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    April 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I have most of these ingredients so will be trying it out tomorrow night for tea

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    Bex Smith
    April 30, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Yummy! Always looking for new pasta recipes so will be bookmarking this x

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    Bex Smith
    April 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Not sure if my last comment published…I am always looking for more pasta recipes and will definitely be bookmarking this x

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    April 30, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Mmmmmmm that looks yummy! Great post, will give it a try.

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    Fritha Strickland
    May 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I’ll swap to veggie mince but the recipe looks brill! x

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    May 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    My husband is always asking for pasta for tea, I think it’s partly down to his italian roots. x

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