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Tomato and Sausage Ragù over Polenta

4 to 6 Servings

40 minutes

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This recipe combines a few flavor-packed ingredients to create a hearty, meaty ragù that’s ready to serve in less than 45 minutes. Either sweet or hot Italian sausage works here; use as much or as little red pepper flakes as you like to give the ragù a spicy kick. Serve it in bowls over creamy Parmesan-enriched polenta. Be sure to use fast-cooking instant polenta, not regular polenta, which requires longer cooking. Feel free to thin the polenta to your desired consistency with hot water.

4 to 6


40 minutes


  • 4

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1

    pound Italian sausage, casing removed, OR 1 pound bulk Italian sausage (see headnote)


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Diana L.
December 26, 2022
Very delicious
I could not use the sausage meat as I was making it for someone in the family who cannot eat salt. I have used regular ground beef, but I have added all the spices that go into the sausage: onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, fennel, oregano, a little bit of sugar. I cooked it for 1 hour and it was delicious. I have use Cento Italian Style Whole Peeled Tomatoes.