A ragu is a sauce that is meaty and uses tomatoes. Using ground meat in a tomato sauce is super yummy comfort food. While Ragu and Bolognese use wine, this recipe does not because I wanted to keep it easy and quick to make with items just in your fridge or pantry. Also, some children may not like the taste of cooked wine in a sauce. Follow along and see how we made this easy Sausage Ragu recipe.
What meat can be used in a ragu sauce?
There is a variety of meat you can use in a ragu sauce. Below is a list of them.
And, may more. These are just ones that I like to use.
What ingredients are in Sausage Ragu?
1 lb pork sausage (you can use turkey as well)
One lb of ziti pasta (gluten-free or regular)
3 cans of diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
2 cloves of Garlic
¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
One tablespoon Parsley
1 teaspoon Basil
Salt and pepper to taste
Tip: You can set up this recipe and use it for a pasta dish (gluten-free or regular).
How to make Sausage Ragu with Pasta Recipe?
Take the sausage out of the skin by cutting the skin with scissors.
In a skillet, add olive oil, garlic, and red pepper until lightly browned.
Add sausage content to the skillet and break up the pieces. Cook till brown.
Remove sausage mixture from pan with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain.
Remove the rest of the fat that was in the pan.
Add canned tomatoes and parsley, basil, and salt/pepper. Use a ricer or fork and press down the diced tomatoes. Heat until boiled.
Return the meat mixture to the pan and stir.
Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes. (Add the lid to the saucepan and use the wooden spoon to prop up the lid to let the seem to evaporate.
Add to your favorite pasta. I used a ziti (gluten-free) pasta.
Here is the recipe if you want to print it. Enjoy, and let me know if you try it by leaving a message at the bottom.
This is what it looked like when it served. Doesn't it look yummy? Would your family enjoy this dish? Feel free to share this recipe with other pasta lovers! Would you please share your comments below?
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