Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spaghetti Pizza -- A Fun Kid-Friendly Recipe Everyone Will Love #NewTraDish

Disclosure:  As part of the Ragú® #NewTraDish challenge, I will be compensated for my time in creating two unique recipes.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

Ragú® has the Authentic Italian taste American family’s love and a variety of great tasting, quick and easy to make family favorite recipes. 

Back on February 28th, I shared a great quick and easy recipe, Turkey Spinach Pasta Sauce w/ Spaghetti, using Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce.  If you missed my post, or want to try out the recipe for dinner one night this week, you can find it here: http://www.inspiredbysavannah.com/2014/03/our-pets-love-us-unconditional-so-repay.html.  Today, I wanted to share another pasta recipe that I created using Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce.  


Each jar of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce is made with 11 juicy tomatoes making it its richest, thickest recipe.

Like I shared in my previous post, I was contacted by the folks at Ragú® and asked to take one of their family favorite recipes and reinvent it with a unique recipe I could come up.  Right now, my girls are into pepperoni thanks to their Papa. But, they are still picky eaters and don't like pizza.  I never thought I would have kids that didn't like pizza. Hopefully as they get older their palettes will expand beyond soup, hot dog, french fries and a few other foods, which they continue to ask for. :-)  One food that I can make for the whole family to eat and not worry about feeling like a restaurant kitchen and making an assortment of foods for all to eat is spaghetti.  

I chose to reinvent Ragú®'s Upside-Down Deep Dish Pizza recipe. 

Upside-Down Deep Dish Pizza

As I thought about my second #NewTraDish recipe reinvention, I knew I wanted to use spaghetti and pepperoni, as I knew the girls would eat it.  After playing around with ingredients, I came up with the following Spaghetti Pizza recipe that was a hit with the girls. :-)

Spaghetti Pizza


1 egg
1/4 Cup  milk
2 Cups Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce
8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp. Oregano

Optional pizza toppings -- pepperoni, peppers, onions, mushrooms, ground hamburg, etc.


1.  Cook 1/2 lb. spaghetti. Drain & rinse in cold water. Return to pot

2.  In med. bowl, mix 4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 egg and 1/4 c milk. Add this to cooked spaghetti & mix well. 
3.  Butter 9X9 dish.  Pour mixture into prepared 9x9 dish, and cover with Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce
4.  Add toppings of choice:  Pepperoni, peppers, onions, mushrooms, cooked ground hamburg, etc.
5.  Cover casserole with 4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese, and then sprinkle lightly with oregano.

6.  Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
7.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Ragú®'s Upside-Down Deep Dish Pizza recipe had a dough crust similar to what you would see on a regular pizza.  But, I knew that the girls wouldn't eat this (right now).  So, I went with this quick and easy recipe, which only has 5 main ingredients, plus the pizza toppings of your choice -- most of which you will find in your pantry.  And, as you see, this tasty spaghetti dish only takes 25-30 minutes to bake, making it a great last minute dinner idea, a meal to whip up when the kids are asking for their friends to eat over, or trying to get your pickiest of eaters to eat what the rest of the family is eating.  Both of my girls devoured their plates and surprised me by asking for seconds.  I looked at my husband as we watched the girls eat the spaghetti pizza and said "We have a winner!"  I will definitely be keeping this recipe on the menu, as everyone loved it!

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Disclosure:  As part of the Ragú® #NewTraDish challenge, I will be compensated for my time in creating two unique recipes.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. I have never heard of this dish before but it does sound good and it would be fun to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe it looks easy enough I have to try it.
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