Rigatoni Bolognese

Rigatoni Bolognese

If you have mincemeat and some rigatoni pasta then this is your quick fix meal done in less than 45 minutes. For those of you who may be wondering what Rigatoni is, these are pasta shaped into long cylindrical tubes. Basically, if you want to try this recipe you don't really require rigatoni pasta, Macaroni or any other kind of pasta would work but rigatoni would be the first preference.

Pasta is something that is easily prepared which is why it has become an inevitable item in our pantries. But when you are tired with the same old white sauce and red sauce, bolognese comes to the rescue. Bolognese is a meat-based sauce that is used to assemble lasagna ala bolognese and used in other versions of pasta.Here I will be demonstrating my super easy - quick fix lunch /dinner recipe. I bet your family will love it! 😋

This basically took only 45 minutes from start to finish. My little one kept saying it was so yummy and oh boy was I so happy to see her wipe finish the plate clean. Such a tasty dish prepared in a few minutes, and is super delicious, what else do we want for busy weekdays.

I have used only onion, carrot and sweet corn kernels for veggies, you may add in baby corn, beans, mushrooms, broccoli or any vegetable of your choice. 

Now for the secret to the perfect bolognese sauce. Milk! Milk makes the meat sauce richer, tastier and thicker. One might not think of milk to go into bolognese as tomato is acidic in nature. But it comes along great!

My love for Italian food is just unexplainable as I love how easy Italian food is prepared with such delicacy and perfection. The sautéing of minced garlic in olive oil brings out this baffling aroma which makes anyone hungry. This pasta recipe is perfect for those who don't like white/pink sauce. I personally know many people who dislike white/pink sauce. So let's gather the ingredients and get started!


  • 2 cups Rigatoni pasta
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion (chopped finely)
  • 1 small Carrot (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn kernels
  • 1/2 kg ground/minced beef
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Cajun spice /allspice
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt as required
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • Basil/dill leaves as required
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water add in the pasta and cook until al dente`. *check notes
  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet melt the butter along with olive oil, sautee the onions until translucent and add the minced garlic. Once the garlic gives out a fragrant aroma add the chopped carrots and sautee until cooked. Add salt as required. Also, add the sweet corn kernels.
  3. Next, add in the minced beef and break down the meat with the help of a wooden spoon and add salt and pepper, oregano and Cajun spice. Keeping breaking the meat until the meat is no longer pink, takes about 5-6 minutes on medium-high.
  4. Dunk in the tomato paste and stir gently until combined.
  5. Now for the secret ingredient, pour in the milk and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

  6. Finally add the rigatoni, season with salt and pepper and add some chicken broth if required to thin the sauce. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and herbs. Serve hot and enjoy the deliciousness!

Note: *Al dente: Pasta/ rice that is cooked to be firm to the bite. Cook the pasta until almost about done, the cooking of the pasta has to be stopped at this stage so that the rest is done in the final cooking process. Please note the pasta has to be al dente so that the end-product does not feel soggy. 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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