food

Cook Like a Mother with Ragu® Sauce

Wanna learn how to whip up lasagna nachos, pizza bombs and grilled cheese like a boss? With help from Ragu® Sauce + chef Kalisa Marie + streamer CookingForNoobs, you, too, can Cook Like A Mother. Go on, get your sauce on!

food

Cook Like a Mother with Ragu® Sauce

Wanna learn how to whip up lasagna nachos, pizza bombs and grilled cheese like a boss? With help from Ragu® Sauce + chef Kalisa Marie + streamer CookingForNoobs, you, too, can Cook Like A Mother. Go on, get your sauce on!

Ingredients

Pasta Chips

  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 8 oz dry lasagna noodles (~10 sheets)
  • Cooking oil spray
  • ⅓ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Vegetarian Lasagna Nachos

  • ¼ cup cup ricotta
  • ½ cup pesto (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 cups RAGÚ® Chunky Sauce Tomato, Garlic, & Onion, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup parmesan
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Steps

Pasta Chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions for al dente.
  3. Meanwhile, add the parmesan, garlic powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, and pepper to a small bowl and stir well to combine.
  4. Once the noodles are cooked, drain and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut noodles into triangle shapes - about 8 triangles per noodle - and place in a large bowl.
  5. Add olive oil and the parmesan mixture to the pasta and toss well to coat. Arrange on 2-3 baking sheets, making sure the noodles aren’t touching. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until crisp and golden.

Vegetarian Lasagna Nachos

  1. While the pasta chips are baking make the ricotta pesto. Add the ricotta and pesto to the base of a food processor and pulse until smooth and combined. Pour into a resealable bag.
  2. Layer the slightly cooled chips with mozzarella, parmesan, RAGÚ® Chunky Sauce Tomato, Garlic, & Onion, fresh basil and parsley. Bake again until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 10 minutes.
  3. Top with ricotta pesto and serve immediately.

Ingredients

  • 1 tube crescent roll dough
  • 2 sticks white string cheese, 2 sticks cut into 4 even pieces
  • 1 Bottle of RAGÚ Simply® Traditional Sauce
  • 32 Slices of Pepperoni
  • Italian herbs, to taste

Steps

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  2. Open crescent dough and lay each triangle over an open muffin tin space. Add one teaspoon of RAGÚ Simply® to each triangle.
  3. Add two pieces of pepperoni, then one piece of cheese, followed by 2 more pieces to cover it. Wrap each triangle over and fold into a ball. Sprinkle with herbs.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Serve with an additional side of warm RAGÚ Simply® sauce. Enjoy while still warm and gooey.

Ingredients

Italian Grilled Cheese

  • Mayonnaise or butter, to taste
  • Provolone, 2-4 slices per sandwich
  • Mozzarella, 2-4 slices per sandwich
  • Italian inspired protein of choice, such as crumbled sausage, prosciutto, pancetta (or bacon), salami or porchetta
  • Italian inspired veggie of choice, such as caramelized onions, arugula, broccoli rabe, spinach, hot cherry peppers
  • Condiments of choice, such as Hot Honey, Pesto, Olive Tapenade, Garlic Aioli, Fig Jam
  • 1 bottle RAGÚ® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce

Quick Tomato Soup

  • 2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) jar RAGÚ® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil (packed)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Steps

Italian Grilled Cheese

  1. Spread mayonnaise or butter on one side of each slice of bread
  2. Heat a small skillet over medium and place one slice of bread, mayonnaise side down.
  3. Top with filling ingredients and then the second slice of bread, mayonnaise side up.
  4. When the underside is golden brown, turn the sandwich and press down. Cook until the second side is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  5. Serve with RAGÚ® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce or soup to dip!

Quick Tomato Soup

  1. Add all ingredients, except the heavy cream, to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into medium pot and simmer until heated throughout.
  3. Stir in heavy cream.
  4. Serve immediately alongside an Italian grilled cheese!