Spicy Sausage Ragu

By @premoteuk

Serves 4.


  • 350g Conchiglie Rigate 

  • 8 sausages
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 tin plum tomatoes
  • Rosemary
  • 150ml cider
  • Cider vinegar
  • Pecorino
  • Parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Remove the skins from the sausages and brown the meat in a large pan.

Step 2

Remove the meat from the pan, set the heat to low, add a drizzle of oil and then add finely chopped onion, garlic, rosemary and chilli, season and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Add the sausage back to the pan, turn up the heat and then deglaze the pan with cider.

Step 4

Once the cider has cooked out, add the tomatoes, fill the empty can with water and add that too.

Step 5

Bring the sauce to a simmer.

Step 6

Season with salt, pepper and a small splash of cider vinegar if you like.

Step 7

Put a lid over the sauce and cook in the oven at 150˚C for 90 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the lid and keep the sauce warm over a low heat.


Step 9

Cook the pasta for 1 minute less than the instructions say.


Step 10

Add the pasta directly to the sauce and mix well over a low heat.

Step 11

Serve in bowls and top with pecorino and finely chopped parsley if desired.