What is ragù?

In Italian cuisine, ragù (pronounced raˈɡu) is a meat-based sauce that is commonly served with pasta.

Did you know?

Ragù was created by Alberto Alvisi in the 18th century and the Italian gastronomic society l’Accademia Italiana della Cucina documented several ragù recipes

Did you know?

Lentil ragù is not only great because its a hunger buster, its also highly nutritional

Nutrition Fact:

Lentil ragù is low in saturated fat, high in dietary fiber, iron, potassium and very high in vitamin A, vitamin B6 and vitamin C

Recipe: Serves 4-6


30ml olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

3 stalks of celery, chopped

5ml chopped garlic

10ml dried oregano

225g mushrooms, sliced

125ml red wine

350g cherry tomatoes, halved

400g tin of chopped tomatoes

400g tin of lentils, drained and rinsed

250ml vegetable stock

60g fresh basil

chopped salt and pepper

250ml grated Pecorino cheese

250g fusilli pasta


Heat the oil in a pot and fry the onion, celery and garlic for 5 minutes.

Add the oregano and mushrooms and fry for a further 5 minutes.

Stir in the red wine and cook for a few minutes.

Add the cherry tomatoes, tinned tomatoes, lentils, stock and half the basil and season with salt and pepper.

Simmer for 20 minutes until slightly thickened.

Stir in the remaining basil and grated cheese.

Cook the pasta until al dente, drain and transfer to the sauce.

Serve immediately…

Whilst Ive been in work ( a shift from hell, might I add) @jomtones has been slaving away making tonight’s dinner. Slow cooked lentil ragù e tagliatelle. Finished with some fresh basil & served with a big glass of (well needed) red and some crusty ciabatta on the chopping board my mum gave me for my birthday (thanks, it looks great!) This is such a remedy from a hard day of work, thanks Hun ?? #food #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #foodpics #foodphotography #foodshare #italianfood #foodblogger #foodstagram #instafood #vegan #veganfood #veganfoodporn #veganfoodshare #pasta #ragu #ragù #tagliatelle #iittala #lentilragu #lentil #redwine #ciabatta #plantbased #menudesign #cibo #basil #doublecandleholder #sandinaviandesign

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