Sausage, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Ragu Recipe
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Sausage, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Ragu Recipe

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This is a thick and hearty spaghetti sauce that's simple to prepare. Like all good spaghetti sauces, this recipe tastes even better the next day. If you prefer a little celery or bell pepper in your sauce, go ahead and throw them in, the results will still taste great. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) Italian tomato paste
  • 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without spaghetti): 259 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 1535mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage, beef and onion over medium-high heat 4-6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, artichokes, garlic, rosemary, pepper, salt and bay leaf.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until heated through. Remove bay leaf. Stir in parsley. Serve with spaghetti. If desired, top with grated Parmesan.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
    Yield: 2 quarts.
Originally published as Sausage, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Ragu in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2016, p54

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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