Sausage & Fennel Ragout

Sausage & Fennel Ragout

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 481 kcal
Author: Erin
This Sausage & Fennel Ragout is one of my favorite dishes. It's got tons of flavor and is the perfect comfort food. Served over a bowl of hearty grains and topped with parmesan cheese.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. bulk Italian sausage use mild if you prefer less spicy
  • 1 large red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 large fennel bulb cut in half lengthwise, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups bone broth or chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese for garnish
  • Quinoa for serving, cooked


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in sausage, breaking it up as it cooks, until browned, 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add in the red onion, fennel, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for about 4 minutes or until the vegetables wilt and the onions become translucent.
  4. Add in the chicken broth and white wine (or vermouth) to the skillet; increase heat to high and bring up to a simmer.
  5. Cook about 4-5 minutes, to reduce liquids by half; stir in the chopped parsley.
  6. Serve ragout on top of ancient grain medley; garnish with more Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Nutrition Facts
Sausage & Fennel Ragout
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 865mg 36%
Potassium 341mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 9.6%
Vitamin C 16.7%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.