Italian Ragu Sauce

Hi all! This recipe comes from my mom’s recipes box. When I cook Ragu’ it’s like having her next to me. She teached me how to cook it and now I’m going to share it with you in a baby version good for your baby and for the whole family!

In my freezer there are always some containers with homemade Ragu’ ready to be used…you cannot imagine how many times Ragu’ saved our meals.

You defreeze it, you add it to some pasta and the magic is done!!

And if you like the Ragu’ you should taste my mom’s lasagne recipe….incredible!

I’m trying to convince her to cook the lasagne for BuonaPappa….I will keep you updated!


Italian Ragu Sauce
  • 6 lb not oz like in the video ripe fresh tomatoes
  • 5 lb not oz like in the video ground beef
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp salt optional if cooking for a baby


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  • Reply
    November 10, 2016 at 4:19 pm


    I love watching your videos & wanted to make the homemade ragu sauce for my 10-month-old son, but the amount of ingredients listed seems very small compared to what I see in the video. Are those the correct measurements??

    • Reply
      Barbara Lamperti
      November 10, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Hi Jennifer! thank you so much for watching BuonaPappa!! wow, I just noticed that in the video instead of writing lb I typed oz. that’s why the measurements looks strange compared to the image! It’s 6 pounds tomatoes and 5 pounds beef. I never noticed it before, sorry for the misunderstanding. Unfortunately I am not be able to fix the video, but I will for sure add a note in the post. Thank you so much for pointing it out!! let me know if your little one likes the ragu! ciao, b

      • Reply
        Jennifer Rodriguez
        November 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm

        Thank yoh so much, that helped a lot!! 🙂

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