Italian Gravy W/ Chicken and Sausage

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 3 hrs

From Jeff Smith, "Cooking with Wine" I have been making it for over 20 years.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a deep pot:.
  2. Cook sausage until no longer pink, breaking up into pieces. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel.
  3. Add olive oil to pot, sautee onions, garlic, celery and carrot until tender.
  4. Add tomato sauce and puree, chicken stock and red wine. Add all remaining ingredients.
  5. Bring to boil and simmer for at least 2 hours, stirring often. *I simmer for several hours.
  6. Break up / shred chicken with wooden spoon as it becomes tender while simmering.
  7. Serve over your favorite cooked pasta and top with freshly grated Parmesan-Regiano cheese.
  8. Freezes well.
Most Helpful

This was excellent -- a thick, rich sauce with great flavorings. I doubled the chicken, reduced the broth to two cups, added a can of diced tomatoes and doubled all of the spices. I chopped the onions, celery and carrots together in the food processor. Applegate Sweet Italian Sausage kept the fat and the sodium down. Next time I'll cut the chicken into small pieces before cooking. My honey said this was a great winter stew -- I'll be making it again. Thanks!

KatieGT January 20, 2010

Delicious! Rich and full of flavor and texture. I probably added only 2 cups of chicken stock because I wanted it to be a bit thicker (and I wanted to leave plenty of room for adding the full two cups of wine!) Thanks for sharing.

pattikay in L.A. September 22, 2008

This recipe makes a rich and delicious sauce for pasta. I halved the recipe and used turkey Italian sausage. Started it around 4 pm then just let it simmer on the stove, stirring occasionally. We had enough left to freeze for another meal for the two of us. Thanks - I hope to be making it for 20 years, too!

Princess Pea March 19, 2008