Indulge in a Luxurious Oxtail Pasta Feast

Oxtail Pasta Recipe

Indulge in a Luxurious Oxtail Pasta Feast


When it comes to creating a decadent and comforting meal, few dishes compare to the richness of oxtail pasta. This exquisite recipe combines tender oxtail meat with al dente pasta, creating a symphony of flavors that will delight your taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a special gathering or craving a luxurious meal for yourself, this oxtail pasta recipe is sure to impress.


For this sumptuous oxtail pasta dish, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 lbs oxtail
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb pasta of your choice
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


Follow these simple steps to create an unforgettable oxtail pasta dish:

  1. Season the oxtail generously with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, sear the oxtail on all sides until browned. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery to the pot and cook until softened.
  4. Return the oxtail to the pot and add the crushed tomatoes, beef broth, red wine, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on low heat until the oxtail is tender and falling off the bone. Skim off any excess fat that rises to the surface.
  6. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  7. Remove the oxtail from the sauce, shred the meat, and discard the bones. Return the meat to the sauce.
  8. Toss the cooked pasta in the oxtail sauce until well coated.
  9. Serve the oxtail pasta with a generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.


Q: Can I use a different type of pasta for this recipe?

A: Absolutely! While the traditional choice for oxtail pasta is pappardelle, feel free to use any pasta variety you prefer, such as rigatoni, tagliatelle, or even spaghetti.

Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time?

A: Yes, this oxtail pasta actually tastes even better when made ahead of time, as the flavors have more time to meld together. Simply reheat gently on the stove before serving.

Q: Can I substitute the red wine in the recipe?

A: If you prefer not to use red wine, you can substitute with additional beef broth or a combination of broth and a splash of vinegar for acidity.

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