Pasta al ragu,

One of the favorite dish of kids (though not exclusivey) ! For me pasta al ragu is a good way to make your kids eat some vegetables. I am keeping listening to poor moms having trouble feeding vegetables to their kids..

Well it’s simple, hide them !

My ragu is made with carrots and zucchini but some also put celery, peppers, etc. I guess there isn’t one proper recipe for ragu.

I am also using whole wheat pasta for their amount of fibers and nutrients. It’s proven that complete pasta make you feel full (feel satiety) faster ! And in my opinion it’s tastier than the refined.

I personally use Alce Nero an Italian brand that makes only organic, biologic products and use traditional production methods.

Serving: 3-4 people 

Preparation time : 15 minutes 

Cooking time : 30 minutes + 10 minutes for the pasta 

Total time : 45 minutes 


  • 500 ml of tomato puree (passata di pomodoro)
  • 300 grams of ground-beef
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Olive oil
  • Spices (origan, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper)
  • 2 branches of rosemary

Steps :

  • Slice onion and garlic clove and fry in a small amount of oil (one tablespoon) once it is golden, add the meat and all the spices. Cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Then add the tomato puree, the branches of rosemary and cook for about 30 minutes on medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, heat a pan of water and cook the pasta (time is written on the package!)
  • Add the ragu to the pasta or the pasta to the ragu
  • For the real pasta lovers, add some parmesan cheese on the top!

Buon Appetito !