Instant Pot Sausage Ragù For Clean Eaters


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As an avid reader of the New York Times Cooking emails, this recipe for Sausage Ragù came across this weekend and practically screamed for me to try it in the Instant Pot!  Thanks to the pressure, this ragù has the all-day simmered flavor but only takes about an hour!  Although this is called Instant Pot Sausage Ragù For Clean Eaters, you should serve this to all your friends and family!

There were a few other changes I made, too.  For example, the original recipe had NO GARLIC in it!!  Say whaaaa?  I added 3 minced garlic cloves.  Rather than mincing the onions, carrots and celery, I chopped them to a bigger dice.  Another small change I made was to use dried Italian Seasoning which I always have on hand.  If you have fresh herbs, a nice mix of thyme and rosemary would be nice.  Fresh basil as a garnish would be fantastic!

A plus for this recipe in the Instant Pot is that if you have time in the morning, or after school, this can be made then and the IP keeps it hot for up to 10 hours!  Let it sit while you are at soccer practice, piano lessons, or a late meeting. When ready to eat, prepare your pasta or zucchini noodles, toss a salad and serve!




Instant Pot Sausage Ragù For Clean Eaters


This Sausage Ragu has the “all day simmered” flavor but takes only about an hour to prepare.  Plus it can be kept warm for up to 10 hours until you are ready to serve.

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  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes (includes preheat)
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: pasta sauce
  • Method: Instant Pot


1/2 pound sweet Italian Sausage

1/2 pound hot Italian sausage

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, diced

1 celery stalk, diced

1 handfull fresh parsley, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced

28 ounces San Marzano tomatoes (or other canned tomatoes)

1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning

Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1/2 cup hot water

Prepared pasta or spiralized zucchini noodles for serving


Set Instant Pot to “Saute”.  When HOT, add sausage and cook for 5 minutes until no longer pink, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon.

Add onion, carrot, celery, parsley and garlic. Stir to mix with the sausage.

Add the tomatoes with their juices, the tomato paste and the hot water and stir again.

Now set the Instant Pot to “Manaul” and set the timer for 18 minutes. (Remember that the preheat takes up to 10 minutes before counting down the 18 minutes.)

AT this point the Instant Pot will automatically keep the ragu heated for up to 10 hours.  When you are ready to serve, release the steam and open the lid.  This will be VERY hot.  Stir the ragu before serving.


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