Oct
4
2010

Win a $100 Visa Gift Card/Meal Makeover Kit and a Ragu Review!

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This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Ragú.

What exciting news to find Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Pasta Sauce now has two servings of veggies in every half cup.
We are massive pasta eaters in the Picky Palate house, so I was thrilled to try Ragu’s new pasta sauce with all the extra veggies packed in.

I found that the new formulation doesn’t actually have any different ingredients than the old formula. They’ve just packed more veggies into the formula to get to 2 servings of veggies per half cup (vs. 1 serving per half cup). The taste is the same great taste and they want to assure moms that the sauce they’re used to and have been feeding their families for years hasn’t changed.

We tried the Skillet Pasta and Beef Dinner with our new veggie packed Ragu and the kids went nuts for it. Before I added the sauce, I made sure I tried a spoon of each (the old and the new) and I enjoyed the chunkiness of the new sauce because I knew it was packed with lots of vegetables!

The dinner was a huge success and it literally took minutes to prepare.  I love pulling out quick and simple recipes during the busy school week and that is exactly what Ragu helps us with.  A great pasta sauce packed with lots of vegetables.  Mom is happy and the kids are happy!

Come be one of the first to taste Ragu with 2 servings of veggies in every half cup over at Ragu’s Facebook Page .

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  1. 1
    Carleen says:

    I’m an old fashion kind of gal & we LOVE spaghetti and meatballs.

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    Michelle says:

    I recently discovered Spaghetti Carbonara, and it is now my GO TO dinner when I’m coming home from a long day at school!

  4. 4

    Homemade marinara and lots of garlic!

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    Molly says:

    Alfredo with chicken…add some salad and garlic bread and yummy!

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    Marie says:

    Veggie Sghetti- basically spaghetti with added veggies in the sauce. Fast and easy, and everyone eats it!

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    Miranda Eskelson says:

    I love spaghetti and meatballs, its tastes good, is fast and I always have all the stuff for it.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    Plain spaghetti is quick!

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    Kerstin says:

    Baked penne pasta with lots of cheese on top!

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    kitty says:

    spaghetti squash with red sauce….couldn’t be easier. just bake the squash, scrape out the insides and you have low carb “pasta” and get your veggies in too!

  11. 11

    It may be boring, but spaghetti w/ meat sauce is quick, easy, cheap, and good.

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    Quirky Jessi says:

    Good ol’ spaghetti and meatballs. My twist is that I make a huge batch of spaghetti sauce and another extra large batch of meatballs every few months. That way, when I need that quick meal, all I have to do is cook the pasta and heat up the rest!

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    Lindsay says:

    I make a pasta with a soup I get in the deli section of my local Vons for the sauce (it’s their Tuscan Tomato and Basil Bisque soup…yum!). SUPER easy, just pour a generous amount of the soup over cooked pasta and top with LOTS of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Delish!

  14. 14
    Erin says:

    Spaghetti with turkey parmesan meatballs!

  15. 15
    Janell says:

    Of course good ol’ spaghetti is always a favorite but we also like a pasta dish I ate growing up–Chilironi. Yumm!

  16. 16
    Erin says:

    Penne Pasta with Alfredo and Marinara mixed with cheese on top. The kids’ fave!

  17. 17
    Ashley says:

    I love pasta and meatballs.

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    Pattyann says:

    I love to make the kids spaghetti and meatballs on a school night, but we also love to make macaroni with corn, spaghetti sauce and ground beef all mixed in together. I think pasta is a big hit anytime.

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    Cheryl R says:

    I like the Ragu chunky sauces mixed with lots of extra veggies, served on spaghetti.

  21. 21
    Debbie says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

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  22. 22
    Debbie says:

    I boil spaghetti and take out frozen meatballs and add to Ragu sauce. It’s quick, easy and delicious.

  23. 23
    April in CT says:

    I roast whatever veggies need to be used up in my fridge and stir them into a jar of warmed sauce, serve over whole wheat rotini with a sprinkle of cheese!

  24. 24
    mrsblocko says:

    crock pot lasagna
    -you can assemble the whole thing the night before and plug it in to cook 4-6 hrs before you eat.

  25. 25

    i love roasting whatever veggies i have on hand and tossing them with pasta and beans with some tomato sauce and parm!

  26. 26
    Suburban Prep says:

    I found a good Pasta Carbonnara recipe from Cooking Light and it goes over very well in my house. It is rather easy as well.

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    meeyeehere says:

    I just like good ole plain pasta and sauce with broccoli
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  28. 28
    Maria says:

    A quick spaghetti with olives, onions, garlic, and sauce.

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    Tracie Trump says:

    Spagetti and Italian Sausage! tracietrump@yahoo.com

  31. 31
    Amanda says:

    Besides just spaghetti with tomato sauce – I like bow tie pasta with a package pesto mix. MmmmMmmm.

  32. 32
    Gennie says:

    My daughter is crazy about gnocchi. Takes 5 minutes to cook and she just likes butter and parm on it. Can’t really get easier than that!

  33. 33
    Deann says:

    more veggies per serving? Awesome!!

    One of our quick and easy recipes (even uses a jar of Ragu!) is to prepare a bag of frozen ravioli then combine it with a jar of sauce in a 9×13 pan. Top with mozzarella and parmesan and bake. Tastes great with a salad.

  34. 34
    Andrea says:

    My favorite quick and easy pasta recipe is making some bow ties and throwing Ragu on top of it! I hope I win!

  35. 35
    Vicki Sowards says:

    I love to buy meatballs and let them heat up in the sauce with pasta!!

  36. 36
    Mads says:

    I usually toss some pasta with olive oil, salt & pepper, and parmesan cheese. That’s my go-to pasta, especially when I’m sick and need something simple.

  37. 37
    suzanne says:

    My stand by mid week pasta recipe is baked penne- jarred sauce, ground beef, pepperoni, green peppers, onion. Mix together top with mozarella and bake. Its a crowd pleaser in my house.

  38. 38
    Becca says:

    My favorite quick n easy pasta dish is fettucine carbonara. One block of cream cheese melted with some milk, frozen peas, and crumbled bacon, tossed over pasta… YUMALICIOUS!

  39. 39
    Alicia says:

    Spaghetti and Meatballs, as long as the sauce and meatballs have been in the crock pot all day. MMMMMMMMM!!!!

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    Lauren says:

    I love to make easy chicken scampi- fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, chicken, and a little bit of butter all sauteed together then poured over whole wheat pasta. Yum!

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    Jamie says:

    Spaghetti with meat sauce is a favorite of mine. :)

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    megan says:

    My new favorite pasta dish is a BLT Pasta. So delicious! :)

  46. 46
    Cheryl Newton says:

    My super-quick weeknight pasta dinner is spaghetti and meatballs, slow-cooker style. Sometime earlier in the day, I just dump frozen meatballs (homemade or store-bought) and a jar of pasta sauce in the slow cooker. Then at dinner time, I only need a few minutes to boil some pasta, make a salad and maybe throw together a salad. Voila! Dinner is served!

  47. 47
    Kara says:

    My favorite weeknight pasta meal is simply spaghetti with tomato sauce and cooked ground beef/turkey with some fresh veggies thrown in! Simple and delicious. :)

  48. 48
    Stephanie says:

    I love to throw together Baked Spaghetti – super quick and my kids love it!

  49. 49
    rebekah says:

    spaghetti with meat sauce or meat balls for sure!!!! it’s a favorite for my kids!

  50. 50
    Patricia Irizarry says:

    Baked zitti with lots of chesse, garlic bread and salad. THE BEST AND SUPER EASY:)))))

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