Salsiccia (Sausage) Ragu Sauce

Salsiccia (sausage) Ragu Sauce Recipe

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Lori McNeil


One night I was looking to create something different to go over pasta. I had sausage, roasted red peppers and a can of San Marzano Tomatoes (if you haven't tried these tomatoes yet, it's time!). This is what I came up with. My boyfriend and Mom both said I had a winner. Hope you try and enjoy!

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20 Min
45 Min
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sausage links, removed from casings
1 small
onion, halved and sliced
1/2 jar(s)
roasted red peppers, sliced
2 - 3 clove
garlic, chopped
2 tsp
fresh oregano, chopped
1 can(s)
san marzano tomatoes
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 lb
cooked pasta
fresh grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Salsiccia (Sausage) Ragu Sauce


  • 1Remove the sausages from their casings and break up into smaller pieces. Brown sausage, onions, salt and black pepper in a little olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the onions are almost translucent and the sausage almost browned, add the garlic and red peppers. Simmer until the sausage is all browned.
  • 2Remove the whole tomatoes from the sauce with a spoon (reserve the sauce for another recipe) and squish them into the pan. I just used my hand. Add the oregano and simmer on low for about 45 minutes.
  • 3Next add about a half pound of cooked pasta to the pan and stir it up for a few minutes so the pasta will absorb all the flavors. I used egg noodles but you can use your favorite pasta. I also topped it with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and warm Italian bread.
  • 4Just a note: I kept hearing about "San Marzano" tomatoes on the cooking shows. I highly recommend them! The taste is distinctively different than regular whole tomatoes from a can. They say right on the can "Imported from Italy". I believe it! Try not to substitute them. It just wouldn't be the same. Enjoy!

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About Salsiccia (Sausage) Ragu Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sausage, #sauce, #ragu

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