+

Quick Italian Sausage Bolognese

Quick Italian Sausage Bolognese

Ingredients (9)

  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28-ounce can crushed tomato
  • Salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound cooked pappardelle pasta (or other type of long flat pasta noodle)
  • Serve with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Sausage makes any dish so much more flavorful than just plain ground meat. In this simple recipe for Bolognese sauce, we replace the ground beef with Italian sausage. Serve it with our Caesar Salad recipe, and finish off your Italian-themed dinner with a fluffy, rich dessert like our Ricotta Cheesecake with Passionfruit recipe.

Game plan: Be sure to cook your pasta ahead of time, so it’s ready to mix with the sauce here. Pro tip: Double the recipe and freeze half of the Bolognese sauce for later.

We also recommend our chicken sausage recipes for more hearty pasta dishes.

Tips for Sausage

Instructions

  1. 1In a large Dutch oven, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks with a wooden spoon. Remove the sausage from the pan and discard all but approximately 2 tablespoons of the rendered fat from the pan.
  2. 2Return the pan to medium heat and add the onions and garlic and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  3. 3Return the sausage to the pan and add the tomatoes as well as a large pinch of salt and red pepper flakes. Cook the Bolognese sauce over medium high for about 5 to 7 minutes or until reduced by half.
  4. 4Add the cooked pasta to the pan and gently toss to combine with the Bolognese sauce. Serve warm with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: The Best Picks From Direct-to-Consumer Brands
Shop

Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: The Best Picks From Direct-to-Consumer Brands

by Camryn Rabideau | This year was a good one for direct-to-consumer kitchen startups. These companies offer high-quality...

Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: Sweet Gifts for Chocolate Connoisseurs
Shop

Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: Sweet Gifts for Chocolate Connoisseurs

by Jen Wheeler | Love someone who loves chocolate? They're probably the easiest person on your list to shop for. Just...

Star Gifts for Fans of 'The Great British Baking Show'
Shop

Star Gifts for Fans of 'The Great British Baking Show'

by Jen Wheeler | If you know a fan of The Great British Baking Show (aka, GBBS, GBBO, or The Great British Bake Off...