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Spicy Sausage Ragu Recipe
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Spicy Sausage Ragu
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Spicy Sausage Ragu

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"With all the options for different kinds of sauces and types of sausage, it goes without saying that you can embellish this a hundred different ways, and I hope you do."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 35 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 45 mins

Directions

  1. Cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium heat until browned, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in parsley and cook for about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in white wine and cook until the wine has nearly evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in heavy cream, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Stir in marinara sauce and water and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer sauce for 1 hour.
  5. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne, and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  6. Combine pasta and sauce; remove from heat, cover and let sit for about 2 minutes.
  7. Serve pasta and sauce topped with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 03, 2012

No dutch oven, just a plain ol' cast iron skillet. I made one small change. I don't normally keep parsley on hand (and I forgot to pick it up this week during the grocery shopping) so instead of parsley, I added two teaspoons of homemade italian seasoning. This ragu was cake, seriously 20 minutes it took me to make this, not counting the simmering. The end result was fantastic. My husband and kids INHALED this dish--there was NO leftovers. I'll make this again.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 27, 2014

I used 3 1/2 cups of tomato sauce like the recipe calls for and then decided to watch the video to make sure that I was doing it right, and the video says to use store bought marinara? You should change the ingredients on this recipe so it won't confuse anymore people!

 

25 Ratings

Nov 14, 2012

5 stars for being easy, simple, and good! This will be my go-to if we just want to use italian sausages instead of my usual sausage/beef mixture.

 
Jun 06, 2012

FANTASTIC! Made the sauce as written and would not change a thing. The flavor that comes out of this after cooking so long is wonderful and sooo flavorful! I used cellantani (sp?) pasta instead of penne b/c that's what I had on hand. This is definitely a new pasta favorite~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

 
May 13, 2013

This was delicious. Did not change the recipe at all. My dinner guest ate himself into a carb-induced coma. So simple - will be making this again.

 
Feb 10, 2013

I didnot have fresh parsley. I subed 2tsp. of dried Italian seasoning for the parsley because that is what I had. This recipe is fantastic. Make it, you won't be sorry.

 
Nov 12, 2012

Absolutely delicious! My husband loved it. Easy to make and I will make it again and again!!

 
Jul 28, 2012

We absolutely love this recipe. It's on our regular rotation. Great as is, but to make it a little healthier I use ground turkey and add Penzey's Italian Sausage Seasoning while using Tinkyada pasta which is made from brown rice. Delicious!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 831 kcal
  • 42%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 88.7 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 34.1 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 6.5 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 40 g
  • 80%
  • Sodium
  • 2165 mg
  • 87%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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