Red Gravy

This red gravy recipe is a weeknight lifesaver!  Use this classic sauce as a base for all sorts of recipes made with Perri® Italian Sausage.  Make one batch or double the recipe to freeze for later.

Sausage used in this recipe

Perri Sweet Italian Sausage packaged product
Perri Red Gravy recipe
Knife and tomato icon - preparation time

10 Minutes

Fork with sausage icon - serving size

8 Servings


  • 2 cans (28-ounces each) crushed San Marzano tomatoes
  • 11 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon whole fennel seed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar



  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Gravy may be refrigerated for up to 5 days prior to use.
  3. If refrigerated gravy is not used within 5 days; freeze for next use in tightly sealed containers in one or two cup amounts. Then simply thaw for use in Perri® Italian Sausage recipes as needed.
  4. Note: This recipe yields about 6-1/2 cups of sauce.

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