Wild Mushroom Ragu
This is my 30 minute version of a rich and hearty mushroom ragù. As long as you have sherry in the cabinet, all you have to get are some fresh mushroom for a quick weeknight dinner. While I serve this with nutty whole-wheat pasta, anything that suits your taste will work — if I have rough-cut fresh pappardelle, I'll use that, too. If you're lucky to have access to freshly foraged wild mushrooms, use them! Hen of the woods mushrooms and fresh chanterelles will greatly boost the flavor of the ragù. If you have a bit of truffle butter or a truffle on hand to grate (because we all wish we did), top each dish with a bit for a decadent treat. Click here to see Recipe SWAT Team: Pasta Dishes. 
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Traditional authentic tagliatelle bolognese ragu recipe
According to L'Accademia Italiana della Cucina in Italy, this is the correct way to make the ragu. This recipe is adapted from "The Splendid Table," by Lynne Rossetto Kasper. Ask your butcher to grind the skirt steak, or use a food processor to grind your own by cutting into smaller pieces and pulsing to a medium grind. — Geoff Dougherty, originally published in The Chicago Tribune.
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Lovely Lasagna
Lasagna has long been considered one of those Sunday suppers reserved for Italian grandmothers with nothing but time on their hands. Ragu is about change all of that for you with this No-Boil Lasagna recipe that takes just 10 minutes to prep and 1 hour of cook time. The recipe, printed on the back of a jar of Meat Creations Sweet Italian Sausage & Cheese sauce, calls for just six ingredients and — wait for it — three of them are cheese. Combine those with noodles and the sauce and you've got yourself a meal that has that “cooked-all–day” flavor in practically no time. Somewhere, Nonna is nodding in approval. Click here for more great back-of-the-box recipes.
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Italian Sausage
A hearty and meaty sausage pasta recipe from chef Michael White.
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Duck leg ragu
For a hearty cold-weather dinner, look no further than this rich ragu made with perfectly cooked pasta and duck leg braised in wine, broth, tomatoes, onions, carrots and celery. This recipe by Robin Mather appeared in the Chicago Tribune.
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Short Rib Ragu
When the weather turns cold, we start to crave warm, comforting dishes like soups, stews, and braises. But who has time to sit at home twiddling their thumbs while a braise cooks in the oven for hours on end? Enter the slow cooker! This dish tastes like you slaved in the kitchen for days, but really, it couldn't be easier. Just prep the ingredients, set the timer, and wait for the slow cooker to work its magic. See all slow cooker recipes. Click here to see Heavenly Short Rib Recipes.
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Bison Sausage Ragu
An easy way to impart authentic flavors into a ragù is to use bison breakfast sausage. Blended with its original seasonings, it becomes a flavorful component of an already flavorfully rich Italian pasta sauce. 
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Instant Pot Lasagna
Perfect for when you’re craving oven-baked lasagna but don’t want to turn on the oven to cook, our Instant Pot recipe is a delicious take on this Italian classic. This version is layered with a quick and simple homemade ragù, which combines ground beef and sausage, making it easy on your wallet. Building the dish in a springform pan helps to release and serve the final product, and setting it on a trivet over water in the Instant Pot cooks it nice and gently
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This easy-to-create spaghetti will be a go-to for dinner after a long day. Better yet, you can make it right in your hot pot.
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Short Rib Ragù
This recipe came about when a friend suggested we make a pasta sauce out of the leftover short ribs we had in the fridge. I also think it's worth mentioning that we did while trapped inside during a hurricane, and so this delicious dish was the result of luck and what we had on hand. 
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