Serves 8, 10mins Preparation, 1hour 15mins Cooking

Full of warming autumnal flavours, this pasta recipe is great when you fancy something hearty and delicious.


• 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 brown onion, halved, finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage • Pinch of dried chilli flakes • 1kg Italian sausages, skins removed, coarsely chopped • 1 x 800g can diced tomatoes • 125ml (1/2 cup) dry red wine • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley • Salt & freshly ground black pepper • Ciabatta or sourdough (optional), to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, sage and chilli, and cook, stirring for 10 minutes or until onion is golden. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until brown.
  2. Add the tomato and wine, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 1 hour or until sauce thickens. 
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley. 
  4. Taste and season with salt and pepper. 
  5. Divide the sausage ragu among serving bowls and serve immediately with bread.

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