Sausage and Artichoke Bolognese

This main dish is always a hit at our house and it is simple to prepare.  Give it a try tonight and let me know what you think.
Sausage & Artichoke Bolognese


  • 1 (12-oz) jar roasted red peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 3 (4-oz) links frozen pork (or chicken) Italian sausage, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 oz ziti pasta
  • 1 (12-oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese blend


  • Chop peppers, tomatoes (2 cups), and garlic.
  • Chop olives; set aside. Chop parsley; set aside.
  • Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place oil in pan, then add sausage; brown 5–6 minutes, stirring to crumble sausage, or until no pink remains.
  • Cook and drain pasta following package instructions.
  • Stir into sausage: garlic, peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, and pesto; cook 3–4 minutes or until heated.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in cream and olives; cook 2–3 minutes or until sauce reduces and thickens slightly.
  • Stir parsley and pepper into sausage mixture add pasta to sauce and Mix.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and serve. Pair with bread or salad and you have a great meal. bon appetit




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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds like a great meal idea! My family would love this.

  2. My husband would LOVE this – thank you!

  3. I have never heard of adding artichoke to a pasta sauce. What a clever recipe.

  4. Will definitely make this! I have been on an artichoke kick lately.

  5. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This looks really tasty0 I’ll have to try this out, thanks!

  7. Yummy! I made this tonight actually. Great recipe!

  8. What a great twist on such a classic dish. I would have never thought to put the artichoke in the bolognese.

  9. This looks like a lot of ingredients and instructions .. It looks like a tasty dish as I’ve never had Artichoke before

  10. I love Bolognese. This looks like a really tasty twist on it.

  11. Now this is something different for the menu! I love artichokes (and sausage) and think this sounds like a great pairing. I think my husband would like it too!

  12. Not sure if my crowd would like this or not but I would be willing to give it a try.

  13. This sounds yum – tastic and I will be bookmarking this recipe for sure.

  14. Oh yum! With the pesto in there and the artichokes, it is quite a dish!

  15. I love artichokes, one of my favorites. This dish is a little different than what my family normally eats but I think it is time for us to step out of the box when it comes to what we eat. I would like to try this one night soon.

  16. I\’ve actually never had artichokes. This sounds good, though!

  17. I love pasta dishes, thanks for sharing. Strangely enough I wasn’t a fan of sausage but it has grown on me. I especially like the spicy type these days :)

  18. I’m not huge on artichoke but I love it with this bolognese dish! Loving the sausage recipe.

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