Ragù bianco

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White bolognese

Have you ever heard of ragù bianco? This particular Italian white Bolognese sauce has a long history and is often mentioned in the same breath as its famous red counterpart, ragù rosso or ragù alla bolognese. But while classic ragù is known for its deep red color and intense tomatoey flavor, ragù bianco is characterized by a light, almost nondescript color. In this recipe we will embark together on a culinary journey to unveil the secret of this delicious and versatile sauce.

4.70 from 10 ratings
A quick and fragrant tomato-free version of the classic ragù!
Difficulty: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: 431kcal
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Difficulty: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: 431kcal
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Ingredients list

  • 350 g ground beef
  • 150 g salsiccia (Italian sausage)
  • 400 ml meat broth
  • 50 g carrots
  • 50 g onions
  • 50 g celery
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 300 ml dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • salt to taste



  • First peel the celery, carrots and onions and cut them into small pieces.
    50 g carrots, 50 g onions, 50 g celery
  • Remove the skin from the salsiccia and chop coarsely.
    150 g salsiccia (Italian sausage)
  • Heat the olive oil in a high pan or pot, add the chopped vegetables and sauté for a minute.
    2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • Then add the ground beef, salsiccia and cornstarch and brown over high heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
    350 g ground beef, 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • Once all the meat juices have boiled away, deglaze with the white wine and allow to reduce briefly. Then pour in as much meat stock until the meat is covered. Add the rosemary sprig, stir everything well and simmer on low heat with the lid closed for 40 minutes.
    400 ml meat broth, 300 ml dry white wine, 1 sprig rosemary
  • Then remove the lid and season with salt. Finally, remove the rosemary from the sauce, mix everything thoroughly and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • The ragu is now ready.
    Buon appetito!
Ragù bianco
Calories: 431kcal (22%)Carbohydrates: 5g (2%)Protein: 23g (46%)Fat: 29g (45%)Saturated fatty acids: 10g (50%)Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 2gMonounsaturated fatty acids: 13gTrans fatty acids: 1gCholesterol: 89mg (30%)

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