Spicy Sausage Ragu

There is so much to love about the intense sweetness of slow cooked tomatoes laced with dollops of spicy sausage and chilli swimming in this delectable ragu. A meal that says, your special “I love you”. Serve up delicious on Father’s Day


  • 2 tablespoons (Tbs) olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1Tbs fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 x punnet of Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 x 400 g can Cherry tomatoes
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • pinch salt flakes
  • 1Tbs Lemon simple syrup
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 4 Italian pork sausages
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup of Parmigiano Reggiano


Jammy Tomato

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees fan forced
  2. Heat a deep heavy Dutch Oven or French Le Creuset pan over medium heat
  3. Add olive oil to pan and cook garlic for 1 min or until it softens.
  4. Add cherry tomatoes oregano, dried chilli and pinch salt to pan
  5. Pour red wine vinegar and lemon syrup over ingredients
  6. Stir ingredients together and cover with lid
  7. Place pan in oven and cook for 1 hour to make the jammy tomato
  8. Use a potato masher to squash cherry tomatoes together to form the sauce base

Spiced Sausage Ragu

  1. Cut ends of sausages and squeeze out small nuggets of meat on top of the jammy tomatoes
  2. Cover with lid and place back into the oven for another hour (until sausages are tender & soft)


  1. Cook a packet of Fettucine in a large pot of salted boiling water approx. (8-10 min)
  2. Drain pasta through a colander and keep 1/2 cup of starchy liquid.
  3. Toss pasta through the jammy tomato and spicy sausage ragu sauce
  4. Add starchy water, knob of butter and handful of Reggiano cheese
  5. Stir together until mixed

Serves 4

  1. Serve up in pasta bowls
  2. Add thinly sliced mozzarella on top.
  3. Eat with crusty bread to mop up the sauce
  4. Pair meal with lemon spritz cocktail



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