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Ragu recipes

Make a rich and flavoursome meat ragu sauce to serve in dishes such as spaghetti bolognese, lasagne and moussaka. Or, try our meat-free vegetarian lentil ragu or vegan ragu.

43 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A rich, versatile meat sauce: serve it Bolognese-style with spaghetti or use it as a base for lasagne or moussaka

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
252 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Struggle to get your five-a-day? This superhealthy ragu will get you four steps closer and can be frozen for extra convenience

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this healthy vegan ragu base and turn it into a variety of meals, like warming lasagne, mouth-watering moussaka or a hearty bolognese

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
242 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Feed the family this comforting, budget-friendly sausage ragu with pasta. You can freeze the leftovers for another time and it tastes just as good

50 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Have a veg dodger in the family? This 'hidden' veg ragu packs in celery, carrots and tomatoes with pork and beef mince to make a flavour-packed family meal

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
195 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve this delicious chicken and chorizo ragu over rice or pasta as an easy midweek dinner for the family. You can freeze any leftovers for another day

55 mins
Easy
92 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Cinnamon adds complexity to this slow-cooked pasta sauce, which goes perfectly with large tubular paccheri pasta, or ribbons of pappardelle

2 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
42 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This veggie Bolognese-style sauce is great served with pasta and crams in three of your five-a-day

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
36 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Authentic Italian tagliatelle with a lemon pork ragù

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
33 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A healthy tomato 'pasta' dish that makes full use of your spiralizer. This vegan-friendly supper is five of your five-a-day and will fill you to the brim

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
23 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Serve this rich and hearty veggie ragu with pasta or on mounds of buttery swede purée. It's full of flavour, with aubergine, lentil, tomatoes and walnuts

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
38 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Substituting half your pasta for swede ribbons and the breast of the duck rather than the leg makes this a leaner, but equally delicious, ragu

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Be inspired by the Italian rolled pork dish, porchetta. This ragu is ideal when you have guests – leave it simmering whilst you entertain

3 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
15 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A low-and-slow cooking dish that works a treat when you don’t have time to watch a pot. Add this rich sauce and tender shredded beef to your favourite pasta

4 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Give the classic lasagne a modern makeover with chorizo sausages, adding bags of flavour without needing hours of cooking. It takes just 30 minutes to make

30 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Get four of your five-a-day in this comforting cannellini bean and fennel ragu with pancetta, tomatoes and a herby gremolata topping

35 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Make the mince base beforehand and freeze it so you can cook a speedy spaghetti dish during a busy week. It's ideal for feeding the family

3 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

This is rainy-day comfort food at its best - flat pasta strips tossed with a rich meaty ragu, creamy chestnuts and fragrant orange zest

4 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Make the family this ragu with celeriac mash and it will soon become part of your repertoire. This easy, budget recipe also counts as three of your 5-a-day

50 mins
Easy
720 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Our best ever spaghetti bolognese is super easy and a true Italian classic with a meaty, chilli sauce. This recipe comes courtesy of BBC Good Food user Andrew Balmer

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Add a modern-day twist to a classic bolognese with Tom Kerridge's exquisite beef ragout. Serve with hand-cut pappardelle pasta for a great dinner party dish

3 hrs and 55 mins
More effort
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