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White Ragu Sauce For Pasta


This comforting and creamy white ragu, is milder than normal ragu, and perfect for those who aren't keen on tomato based sauces. Serve with your favourite pasta and enjoy.

A bowl of white ragu sauce

My family absolutely LOVES this creamy and mild, white ragu sauce for pasta. It's hearty, flavoursome, and delicious served with home made focaccia. The best part is, it's really simple to make!


What is the difference between ragu and white ragu?


The usual tomatoes and red wine in a traditional meaty ragu, are replaced with mascarpone cheese, white wine and grated nutmeg, in this incredibly tasty white ragu sauce. 

The salty bacon and Parmesan help give the sauce plenty of flavour, and the end result is really rich and filling. This will make 4 servings plus leftovers for lunch the next day.
 

A meaty tomato-less ragu sauce for pasta


Top tips for making the ragu


  • Up the veggies by adding chopped mushrooms and courgettes too.
  • The ragu can be frozen so why not make double and freeze half?
  • The sauce could also be served as a tasty topping for baked potatoes.

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What do you need to make White Ragu?

Ingredients

1 Onion, chopped
1 Celery Stalk, chopped
1 Carrot, chopped
500g Minced Beef
150g Smoked Bacon Lardons
50ml of White Wine
300ml Vegetable Stock
250g Mascarpone
Pinch of Nutmeg
100g Parmesan, grated
400g Pasta
1 TBSP chopped Parsley

Equipment

A pasta pot to cook the pasta
A large casserole for making the ragu
A sharp knife
Chopping board

What pasta should I serve the white ragu with?


Any pasta would be great with this white ragu. I usually serve it with either spaghetti or rigatoni, depending on what I've got in my pantry.


Overhead shot of the white ragu sauce

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A meaty white ragu sauce


How do you make White Ragu sauce?



White Ragu, Tomato-less Pasta Sauce
Pasta
Italian
Yield: 4
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White Ragu

White Ragu

Prep time: 10 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 40 M
A comforting and creamy white ragu sauce, perfect for those who aren't keen on tomato based sauces.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Celery Stalk, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • 500g Minced Beef
  • 150g Smoked Bacon Lardons
  • 50ml of White Wine
  • 300ml Vegetable Stock
  • 250g Mascarpone
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • 100g Parmesan, grated
  • 400g Pasta
  • 1 TBSP chopped Parsley

Instructions:

  1. Cook the pasta according to instructions, drain and put to one side.
  2. Meanwhile in large pan, fry the onion, celery and carrot for 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Turn the heat up and add the mince and bacon and fry until cooked (about 5 minutes).
  4. Pour in the wine and vegetable stock and leave to simmer for 10 minutes on low.
  5. Stir through the mascarpone, nutmeg and parmesan, warm through the sauce for  minutes, before adding the cooked pasta. Serve with the fresh parsley.
Calories
1081.80
Fat (grams)
71.62
Sat. Fat (grams)
33.81
Carbs (grams)
41.71
Fiber (grams)
2.67
Net carbs
39.05
Sugar (grams)
4.35
Protein (grams)
62.97
Sodium (milligrams)
1697.19
Cholesterol (grams)
255.03
Calories and nutrition for 1 serving
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18 comments

  1. It does sound rich but abolsutely delicious. I think summer's now gone - so this may be the perfect moving into Autumn recipe.

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  2. What is pasta without a rich sauce? Sounds yummy!

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  3. It does sound lush. You're not the only one who finds it a whole lot better to cook with a glass in your hand - and having to finish the bottle off is the ideal reason for putting wine in food in the first place! The scary '5 bottles' couple might be pushing it a tad though...

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  4. Wow, this does look absolutely rich and wonderful. I'll bet the white wine gives it a bit of a refreshing break between bites!

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  5. Beth:I have never heard of white ragu, and now I've got to have some. I'm going to splurge on that mascarpone. I'm putting this on my list of first thing to make when I get cool weather.

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  6. yum, that sounds perfect for an icky rainy day

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  7. I love this quote from WC Fields,
    “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” He was a man after my own heart.

    I love the recipe, sounds like just the cure for rainy day blues.

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  8. This looks awesome! I love Italian buy my husband can't have tomatoes so I'm always looking for something like this.

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  9. Beth this is my kind of comfort food too and oh my does this look delish. I am bookmarking this to make soon ;o)

    Maria
    x

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  10. This sounds so delicious! And it's always nice to switch it up and have a non-tomato ragu. Yum!

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  11. Never seen a white ragu before but sounds delicious. Will have to make it for my dad who is a huge ragu fan.

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  12. I am pretty much a two glass girl too. There are people that drink WAY more! :)

    That looks lovely - I love rigatoni - reminds me of my childhood - however, that sauce is very adult like. I am so glad Lowen loved it! Good on you!

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  13. Love that quote Jan!! Thanks for all your lovely comments - it really is a great dish.

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  14. Mmmm, how good does white Ragu sound?!! I would absolutely love this. When I saw it had mascarpone cheese I knew I'd be fan! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

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  15. A wonderful pasta dish which looks abolsutely delicious :)

    Rosie x

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  16. That sounds so neat! My boyfriend is always complaining that I make too many tomato based sauces so I will definitely give this a whirl one day!

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