Slow Cooker Sausage Ragu

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Pasta


So simple and delicious, this Sausage Ragu is made in Slow Cooker, even the pasta cooks in there. Perfect for a tasty mid week family meal


  • 400g sausages
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stick, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 beef stock pot
  • 350ml water
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 300g pasta
  • 20g grated parmesan
  • fresh basil


  1. Remove the skins from the sausages.
  2. Add all the ingredients except the pasta and parmesan to a slow cooker and stir.
  3. Cook on high for 3.5 hour or low for 5 hours.
  4. Add the pasta, stir well and cook on high for 45 minutes.
  5. Check the pasta a couple of times. If the sauce seems a little dry, add more water. Stir a couple of times too.
  6. Top with grated parmesan and basil leaves and serve immediately.


Leftovers can be kept in the fridge and reheated in the microwave or on the hob until piping hot. You may need to add a little water if the sauce has dried out.