Carbonara Stromboli with Ragú® Classic Alfredo #NewTraDish



What do you think of when you hear the word "traditional?"

When it comes to food, traditional can be am excellent thing. It reminds me of old family recipes, memories, and  food that has standed the test of time. However, with that said, change can be a good thing too, right?  

To a lot of parents, spring is a season of change. The weather finally warming up in the Philadelphia suburbs and the kids are spending more time outside with friends. Parents everywhere will be rushing off to after school sports practices that, far too often, interfere with our sit down family dinners.

This season of change is what inspired me to create this new #tradish meal, Carbonara Stromboli with Ragú® Classic Alfredo.

Ragú has a delicious, simple recipe for Fettuccine Carbonara on their website. This recipe is fantastic just the way it is, but I wanted to come up with a way to incorporate a few of the same ingredients for a grab and go dinner. Ultimately, I was inspired to create Carbonara Stromboli with Ragú® Classic Alfredo and it was a awesome! 

Here's what you need to make it:

  • 1 tsp of Pesto or Fresh Basil
  • 1 cup of Ragu® Cheesy Classic Alfredo Sauce
  • 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup cooked chicken (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 cup shredded mozarella cheese
  • Pre-made pizza dough

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Roll out your pizza dough, and spread on 1 tsp of pesto sauce or basil. Then, sprinkle on your bacon, chicken and shredded mozzarella.  

Fold dough over and pinch ends together. Then, cut 3 small holes on the top.  You may also choose to brush a little bit of olive oil on top of the stromboli.

Cook in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Slice into individual sections to serve.

When this stromboli came out of the oven it was oozing with Ragú's creamy Alfredo Sauce. Before my son even finished his meal, he told me how much he liked it and asked me to make it again. Ragú has the Authentic Italian taste American family’s love and a variety of great tasting, quick and easy to make family favorite recipes. 

Try one of the great tasting Ragú® white sauces, such as Ragú® Classic Alfredo, if you’re in the mood for something delicious! 


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Easy Hawaiian Upside-Down Deep Dish Pizza Recipe ~ Ragu #NewTraDish

What are your favorite meals to cook? I love experimenting with new recipes, and this Ragu Hawaiian Upside Down Deep Dish Pizza Recipe is perfect for a quick, satisfying for the entire family.  It was easy to prepare, tasted great and everyone loved it!

My friends at Ragú asked me to put a unique twist on a recipe from Ragu.com. There were so many amazing recipes to choose from, but I was drawn to the recipe for the Upside Down Deep Dish Pizza.  When I think of pizza, "Hawaiian" is one of our family favorites. So, I decided to add diced ham and pineapple to this recipe and it was even better than I imagined it to be.

As a mom who is always trying to get my family to eat more veggies, it's great to know that each jar of Ragú Old World Style Traditional Sauce is made with 11 juicy tomatoes making it Ragú's thickest, richest sauce. 

Here are the ingredients for my Hawaiian Upside Down Deep Dish Pizza

  • 1 lb. very lean Ground Beef (I used the kind that was 96% fat free) You could substitute Ground Turkey too.
  • 1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Pasta Sauce
  • 10 ounces of Pineapple Tidbits (very well drained)
  • 4 ounces of cooked diced Ham 
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (13.8 oz.) refrigerated pizza dough

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet and drain any excess fat.
  2. Stir in Pasta Sauce and bring to a boil; turn into 2-quart deep dish pie plate or baking dish.
  3. Top with pineapple tidbots and diced ham, then cheese. Place pizza dough over dish, sealing edges tightly.
  4. Bake 20 minutes or until crust is golden. Let stand 10 minutes.

It's that easy!

To make it even simpler, the ground beef mixture can be even be cooked ahead of time and refrigerated in the baking dish until assembly time. Just heat it in the microwave until hot before topping and baking.  Perfect for those busy nights when we're coming home from a sports practice around dinner time!

If you're family likes ham and pineapple pizza, I think they'll really like this recipe. It was hot, rich and very satisfying! Plus, it was so easy to make, that it didn't leave me with a mess in the kitchen - which I love too!

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