Sausage & Pancetta Ragu

‘This is my favourite dish’ says the boy I like, while he finishes his second plate of pasta. This sausage ragu is a great boy pasta dish or those who love a traditionally meaty sauce. If you want to try & impress someone & not slave over the kitchen stove for hours, this is the one!

Ingredients (serves 3-4)

500g Mafaldine or Tagliatelle or Fettuccine Pasta

750ml Passata

500g Sausage meat

125g Pancetta, cubed

1 onion

1 garlic clove

1 glass of red wine

200ml double cream or panna (Italian cooking cream)

200g Parmesan, grated

Chilli Flakes

Mix Italian herbs

Olive oil

Salt & Pepper

  • Fry the garlic & onion in the olive oil
  • Add the chilli flakes & mixed herbs. Stir
  • Add the Sausage meat & pancetta; brown.
  • Pour in the wine, raise the heat & cook until evaporated
  • Add the Passata, season with salt & pepper, lower the heat
  • Cover and cook for at least 30-40 mins.
  • 5 minutes before finishing cooking, add the cream & Parmesan.
  • Cook the pasta, drain & stir into the sauce.



One Comment

  1. James Watts

    Amazing. I can confirm this dish borders on emotional !

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