Spicy Sausage Ragu Pasta


Food wishes delivers again for us, we love this recipe even though it takes some time. Its great and makes enough for 2 days easily. Chef John has helped my wife and I learn to cook a wide variety of things we would never have thought of trying before.



  • 1 lb. Spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 Tbsp freshly minced parsley, optional
  • ½ Cup dry white wine
  • 3½ Cups (1 jar) marinara sauce
  • 1 Cup water (rinse the jar)
  • ¼ Cup cream
  • 14.5 Oz dry penne pasta
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano


Cooking 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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