Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Tra-Dish: Chili Mac Pizza

I have come to notice that my family would not complain one bit if I fed them pizza every night. I recently tried Ragú's updated version of their Old World Style Traditional Sauce. Each jar of the updated Ragú Old World Style Traditional Sauce is made with 11 juicy tomatoes making it its richest, thickest recipe. As I mentioned my family loves pizza so I thought i'd kick it up a bit and create a new Tra-Dish for my family. My kids love regular Mac -n- Cheese pizza so I decided to make a Chili Mac Pizza and it was a big hit!

1 pound lean hamburger
1 jar Ragú Old World Style Traditional Sauce (reserve 1 cup of the sauce)
1/2 box Cellentani Pasta
1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp chopped onion
1 tsp garlic
8 oz Cheddar Cheese
1 Pizza Crust (any type you like, I made mine)
1. Preheat your oven to 350* F or according to your pizza crusts directions and pre-bake the crust if needed. (This step really depends on the type of crust you decide to use for the dish)
2. Ground your beef with the onion and garlic; drain off any fat you may have. While the meat is cooking cook your pasta to al dente' following the directions on the box and then drain. 
3. Once the meat is cooked and drained add your jar of Ragú Old World Style Traditional Sauce and chili powder. Combine and heat through about 10 minutes. 
4. Add the meat mixture to your drained pasta and mix well. 
5. Put the reserved 1 cup of your sauce on your pizza crust and spread it around, then place your pasta on top of your sauce top with cheese and bake 10 minutes. 

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  1. Wow what an original recipe. Thanks for sharing at DDT!

  2. Oh wow this is a recipe I would never have thought to make. The kids would surely like it.

  3. Oh wow! That is a really creative dish. My kids would love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. This combines two of my picky daughter's fave dishes - pizza and chili mac!