Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Italian Sausage Ragu

The simplest tastiest Ragu you will try….even better than Bolognese! A bold statement but if you can source good Italian sausages (I used Tuscan) from your butcher or deli this 30 minute pasta dish is so easy and requires just 6 ingredients. If you can’t source Italian sausages use good quality Cumberland sausages and add 1/2 tsp chilli flakes, 1 tsp ground fennel seeds and 1 tsp smoked paprika with the sausage meat.


Serves: 4

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes  

Difficulty: easy



800g Italian sausages
1 large onion chopped
3 garlic cloves crushed
400g Passata
100ml red wine (or 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
400g pasta


Soften the onion for 5 minutes before squeezing the sausage meat out of the sausage skins. Discard the skins. I love this job! ?

Add the garlic and break down the sausage meat with a wooden spoon.

Colour for the mixture for 10 minutes. You want the sausage meat to catch and caramelise.

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions.

Add the wine to the sausage mix, let it bubble then add the Passata.

Simmer for 10 minutes, longer if you have time.

Stir in the cooked pasta and serve with grated Parmesan and fresh basil or oregano if you have it.

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