This meatball—or polpette—recipe is inspired by one that the famous Sophia Loren penned in her own cookbook, hence the name. It's juicy meatballs doused in a rich cream sauce and served over mashed potatoes. This is it, take comfort food to the limit and give it a dash of Italian flair.
Ragù (meat sauce) originally comes from Bologna. There is an official version of this most famous of sauces, but many cooks, even in the ragù’s hometown, apply their own twist. This recipes uses no particular tricks, just a respect for tradition, great ingredients and thoughtful execution.