Mash topped with hazelnuts and ragu on plate

Sausage & hazelnut ragu with celeriac mash

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 3 - 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (4)

  • kcal505
  • fat30g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre11g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.3g
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    For the ragu

    • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve
      olive oil

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    • 1 onion, finely chopped



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    • 6 herby sausages
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 1 tsp smoked paprika
    • 100ml white wine
    • 400ml can chopped tomatoes
    • 30g toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve
    • parsley, to serve (optional)



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    For the mash

    • 1 celeriac (around 500g), peeled and cut into rough chunks



      The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like…

    • 300g potatoes (Maris Pipers are best for mashing), peeled and quartered, or halved if small
    • 150ml milk



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    1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat and fry the onion with a pinch of salt until soft, so around 8 mins. Squeeze the sausagemeat out of their skins and mix with the garlic and paprika. Turn the heat up and add the sausage mix to the pan, using the end of your spoon to break it up. Fry until browning, then tip in the wine. Allow to sizzle for a minute, then add the chopped tomatoes. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and leave to gently simmer for 25 mins until the sauce is thickened. Season.

    2. Meanwhile, boil the celeriac and potatoes in salted water for 15-20 mins until completely softened and falling apart. Drain, then tip back into the pan and allow to steam dry, then blitz or mash, adding the milk a little at a time until it’s at the desired consistency.

    3. To serve, stir the hazelnuts through the ragu. Spoon a pile of mash onto each plate and top with ragu. Top with parsley and more hazelnuts, plus a drizzle of olive oil, to serve.

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    Comments, questions and tips

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    12th Oct, 2018
    Great recipe and not too time consuming. Went down a treat and my daughter had second helpings. I served with pasta instead of mash.
    Frantic Flapjack
    24th Apr, 2018
    I changed this slightly. I cooked the sausages separately, made the tomato sauce and poured on to the sausages to serve. The sauce was excellent, very rich and flavourful. Be a bit careful with adding the milk to the mash as it's easy to drown it. Just add a bit at a time to get your desired consistency.
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