Traditionally, this meat-based pasta sauce simmers on the stove for hours to develop maximum flavor, but thanks to our incredible Mezzetta® pasta sauces, you can now get rich, delicious slow-cooked flavors in record time.


Makes 6 Servings 1x 2x 4x
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 oz pancetta diced
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup white wine, such as pinot grigio
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 jar Family Recipes Marinara Sauce
  • 1 lb. Pappardelle or Tagliatelle pasta cooked to package instructions
  • Grated Pecorino or Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, and pancetta and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often, until the vegetables are soft and begin to caramelize.  
  2. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper to taste. Break up meat with a wooden spoon into crumbles and stir often to brown the meat, about 8-10 minutes. 
  3. Add the wine and heavy cream and reduce until almost evaporated; about 5 minutes.  Add Mezzetta® Family Recipes Marinara Sauce  reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  4. While the sauce simmers, cook the noodles in boiling salted water according to package instructions. 
  5.  Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste, add in the cooked pasta noodles and toss to combine. 
  6. Divide the pasta among bowls and sprinkle with Pecorino or Parmesan cheese. 
  7. Enjoy!