Ragu Mom’s the Word on Dinner $250 Giveaway

I spent the second half of 2011 as a Ragu Mom’s the Word on Dinner ambassador because not a single week goes by without us using Ragu in at least one meal.  I truly love this product, and through this program I have had the privilege of learning more about not only changes made to lower sodium and increase the number of servings of vegetables in their sauces, but also about the creation process from the farm to the table.  My family has also tried a variety of new recipes during my time as a Mom’s the Word on Dinner ambassador, and I wrote previously about my two favorites – no fry chicken parm and roasted ratatouille wraps.

As I wrap up my time in this brand ambassador program, I want to close out with a huge giveaway to thank you for joining me on this dinner time journey! So much time is spent planning and preparing dinners over the holidays that by the time January comes around, most parents just want something easy.  One of the aspects of Ragu that I have always loved is that they combine easy with nutritious and flavorful.  Ragu also provides parents with great recipe ideas, most of which my kids actually enjoy.  Even as I type this, I am planning on a veggie stir fry over a bed of whole wheat pasta topped with Ragu Old World Traditional for dinner tonight.

Now it’s your chance to tell me what quick and easy dinner recipe works in your home and enter for a chance to win.  One Resourceful Mommy reader will receive $250 in American Express gift cards to be used to buy all of the delicious ingredients their family loves – including their favorite Ragu!

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To be entered to win, please leave a comment telling us your go-to easy meal idea that makes everyone in the family happy!  If you’ve got a recipe to share with us, that’s even more helpful.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18 and older.  One entry per reader, please.  This giveaway ends Tuesday, January 31st at 11:59 p.m. ET

This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Ragú® Mom’s the Word on Dinner Program. Visit www.facebook.com/ragusauce to join the conversation.

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  • Paula

    My easy to go meal is sausage and Ragu sauce sandwiches heat up some Italian sausage put some Ragu sauce on it and put it on some Italian bread mmmm my kids love! So do I hehe

  • Robin O

    My go-to easy meal is baked ziti–easy to make, and everybody loves it! (and a perfect use of Ragu!)

  • Pasta with marinara sauce sprinkled with mozzarella cheese ( my kids can and have eaten this at least twice a week!)

  • Janice

    My easy meal is Ragu sauce, chicken, and noodles. It’s very easy to make and my son loves it. 🙂

  • My go-to easy meal is taco soup. Everybody will eat it, and I almost always have the ingredients pre-cooked and ready to throw together.

  • Mami2jcn

    Everyone loves spaghetti. They also love breaded fish with rice.

  • rosa

    An easy dish is pasta with chicken and sauce. I served with garlic bread and salad.

  • Becky Cole

    I make goulash by browning ground beef, throing in diced tomatoes and onions and garlic powder and mix cooked elbow macaroni in with it, melt some cheese on top and it’s great!

  • Baked chicken Parmesan is always a hit at our house! Here’s the recipe I always use – http://www.food.com/recipe/oven-baked-chicken-parmesan-42972

  • Spaghetti is of course an easy option but my family also loves beef taco’s with my homemade seasoning. Yummy!

  • Amy W.

    We always go for spaghetti for an easy quick meal.

  • Annette D

    I like to make a casserole with Ragu, noodles and ricotta cheese, topped with grated cheese!

  • Lori A.

    My go-to easy meal is Baked Ziti made with Ragu, of course!
    Baked Ziti

    1 pound ziti pasta
    1 onion, chopped
    1 pound lean ground beef
    2 jars pasta sauce, 26 oz each
    6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
    1 1/2 cups sour cream
    6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
    2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes; drain.
    2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
    3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil.
    4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

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  • Immy

    Your Ragu No Fry Chicken Parmesan is our favorite meal. I want to say “thank you” from the bottom of my heart for this incredible recipe. Chicken parmesan is my husbands favorite dish, but due to me being asthmatic I could only make it for him when I could open the doors and windows because of the frying. THANKS to YOU, he now has his favorite meal very often….again, THANK YOU!!!!

  • Jessie C.

    Lasagna is my go-to easy meal idea that makes everyone in the family happy!

  • Deb Anderson

    Spaghetti is my go-to dish. Everybody loves it and I can add garlic bread and salad quickly. Ragu makes a meal!

  • anne hill

    my easy go to recipe is Lime-Coconut Seared Tilapia

    (2) 4 oz Tilapia filets
    4 limes – cut into wedges
    red pepper
    1 cup jasmine rice
    2 cups coconut milk
    5 Tbsp coconut

    marinade overnight the tilapia in juice from 2 limes and 1/2 tsp red pepper

    cook 1 cup jasmine rice in 2 cups coconut milk & 2 Tbsp coconut (50 min)
    10 min before rice is done turn heat off and let stand – do not remove the cover

    sear skin side down first on searing hot grill (i use a stove top grill)
    make sure you hear a sizzle when you put the tilapia on the grill
    cook 3-4 min on each side

    while fish is grilling toast 3 Tbsp coconut in a pan (5 min)

    serve tilapia on bed of coconut rice, garnish with toasted coconut
    use additional lime wedges for spritzing, and sprinkle fish with dash of red pepper if you wish

  • With a 3 yr old, 1 yr old and another on the way I need easy!! My boys are pretty picky but they love Ragu Robusto sauteed onion & garlic. My quick go-to recipe is just Ragu w/ low carb spaghetti & fresh Parmesan. Some fresh Italian bread on the side and everyone is happy.

  • Spaghetti and meatballs! Though, I usually use Rotini, not spaghetti. And I always use Ragu’s Parmesan and Romano sauce!

    Meatball Recipe:
    1 lb. hamburger meat
    chopped onion
    10 crackers (saltine, Ritz, your choice) – crumbled
    2 eggs
    salt and pepper to taste
    **NOTE: Mom uses a dash of cayenne pepper, but I didn’t have any on hand, so I didn’t use it.

    Using your hands, combine everything until well-mixed. Shape into small balls.
    Bake at 350* for 15 minutes, turn and bake 15 minutes more (30 minutes total).

  • Homemade pizza. I pick up 2 pre[made pizza crusts, Ragu pizza sauce, Sausage and Mozz cheese. I let the kids make their pizza’s and they just love it.

  • Mommydoll13

    mini biscuit calzone.

    use the biscuit as a calzone shell
    around the sauce and cheese..

    flatten out the biscuit dough
    fill with cheese, sauce, bacon and what ever you little heart desires.
    pull half the dough over the ingredients and press down to seal.. cook till the biscuit if fluffy

    the kids love them


  • Jennifer

    Spaghetti is always a quick and easy meal that everyone loves… besides, leftover spaghetti rocks!

  • Joyce Mlinek

    Chili is a favorite at our house.I put spaghetti,ground beef, kidney beans, onion and chili powder in mine. I make a big batch and freeze half for later.

  • Ours is rigatoni! We use Ragu a couple of times a week and Ragu makes it easy to get dinner on the table quickly and tastefully!
    Thanks for the opportunity;)

  • steff

    mine is simple – chicken breasts in a slow cooker with BBQ sauce, and then on sandwich buns! add sweet potato fries and yum!

  • spaghetti and Meatballs

  • traci s

    mine is so simple! pizza! we use pillsbury pizza dough rolled out then ragu pizza sauce and top with cheese and pepperoni and what ever else we think will taste good! the kids love it because is so simple for them to do, and for us parents its just a quick yummy time with fun added in as a bonus!

  • Mine is not that hard I slice eggplant, soak it in egg, bread it & then fry it – melt mozzarella cheese on it, put it on french bread & then I take ragu with veggies)already heated) & pour on the sandwich! Wah Lah is very good.

  • Wanda McHenry

    My eaay to go meal is everything I cook and freeze, but the favorites are my homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce…..

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  • Andrea D.

    I like cutting up 4 cooked chicken patties. Mix together with one cup of one jar spaghetti sauce and one jar pizza sauce with one container penne noodles cooked. Stir in one cup shredded Italian cheese blend. Bake at 350 degrees for half an hour. Add the last cup of Italian cheese and cook until melted (5-10 minutes longer).

  • NJJ

    My favorite go to meal and crowd pleaser is skillet lasagna

  • We do rice and black beans with fixings (cheese, salsa, sour cream) and make our own burrito bowls.

  • We’ve been eating meatless meals lately and I make a simple parmesan and garlic spaghetti or throw a jar of spaghetti sauce in with some black olives!

  • When I want to do something easy, I grill out hamburgers. Everyone eats those and it’s super simple with no real planning required.

  • Some baked seasoned chicken cutlets, veggies and some fries

  • Ysenia Ramirez

    I love to make a spaghetti bake for my family. I boil my spaghetti and then add it to a pan with Ragu super mushroom on the bottom and then another layer on top of the spaghetti, top it with mozzarella cheese and oregano and olives and bake it for 20 minutes at 400 degrees! It is my families favorite! I have to make it 3 times a month. Thanks for the entry!

  • Janet

    My easiest go-to recipe is simply spaghetti noodles topped with Ragu spaghetti sauce. Sometimes I add meatballs to the sauce, sometimes I don’t.

  • shrry

    Ragu,browned hamburger,cream cheese, cooked spaghetti. Yum! Go to meal in a hurry.

  • Kristi P.

    1½ ground beef, bell peppers, cream of mushroom soup, rotel, sour cream… on top of pasta.

  • Kelly K.

    Mine is simple, tuna casserole sprinkled with shredded cheese. My little girl loves it.

  • Janet W.

    My easy go-to meal is spaghetti. First I brown the meat and then add the Ragu sauce. I let that cook for about an hour and then start the water boiling for the noodles. I add in the noodles, let those cook for about 10-12 minutes, and then it’s ready to serve! That is a favorite, yet simple dinner that everyone enjoys!

  • ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡

    my to go meal is pasts with tomato sauce, extra grated cheese for the kids, hot sauce for me for an added kick

  • Samantha C.

    Our go to meal is quesadillas. We always have cheese and shredded chicken on hand. The kids love dipping it in sour cream!

  • We make quick-and-easy Chicken Parmesan at our house. We buy breaded chicken breasts and heat them in the oven with mozzarella cheese melted on top. In the meantime, we cook up a pot of spaghetti. Then we put the chicken on top of the noodles and pour Ragu on top of it all. Yum! It’s one of our kids’ favorite meals and so easy to make!

  • nakia george

    parmesan chicken, i mix mayonnaise and parmesan grated cheese in a bowl. i lather the chicken breasts with this mixture and after i dip the chicken breasts in bread crumbs and bake in the oven on 450 degrees for 25 minutes. we all love it and its super easy

  • Easiest meal in the world is steamed clams (they’re ready when they open), baked french fries, and broccoli. Can go from fridge to table in about 15 minutes. Love it.

  • Sherrie

    I work long hours during the week so I usually bake up lots of chicken on Sunday and use the pre-cooked chicken later during the week in various pasta dishes ie. Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Quesadillas etc.

  • The easy to go to meal is chicken strips and fries (done in the oven on one baking sheet). Viola…dinner is served!!! 🙂

  • Deanna G.

    Macaroni & cheese! 🙂

  • stacy

    My easy go to meal is tacos, everyone loves them simple and quick. Love the old el paso stand and stuff shells.

  • Lexi C

    Pork Roast….cut up your favorite vegetables, throw in some pork and onion soup mix in the morning and dinner is ready to go when you get home! Its an easy dinner everyone loves.

  • Rachel V.

    My easiest go to meal is Burritos. Can of refried beans, can of chili, jack cheese, sour cream & tortillas.

  • My ‘go-to’ easy meal is Italian Meat Cups. You press biscuits into muffin tin cups and form them up the sides to make ‘cups’. Fill with a mixture of cooked hamburger meat and Ragu Spaghetti Sauce. Cook until biscuits just start to look golden. Add parmesan to the tops and cook a couple more minutes. Ta-Da! Italian Meat Cups. Serve a salad with them. It’s dinner time!

  • It was a family staple when I was a kid, and it is one for our kids now. Ground beef and original Ragu over cooked spaghetti. Served with a little parmesan cheese (and red pepper flakes for the adults). It is still a big hit every single time!

  • Sharon H

    Pizza is my go to meal that everyone loves! [email protected]

  • j f

    My easy to go meal is organic wheat pasta with organic marinara sauce with TOFU!! So yummy!

  • SunRae

    Or quixk go to meal is Lasagna – recipe – buy Stouffers lasagna from store – throw in oven – make some garlic cheese bread and dinner is served 🙂

  • Tammy T

    My quick go-to meal is fish tacos.

  • cynthia

    My easy to fix meal is beef stew in crock pot just put beef in crock pot and add veggies when the meat looks halfway done and let it simmer The veggies i use are potatoes, carrots celery and onions but onion are put in and cooked with meat the whole cooking time

  • Spicy Seafood Spaghetti is my household quick meal! A can of Ragu that’s add some herbs and chili to taste, and a frozen medley of seafood and spaghetti! YUM! 🙂

  • Jenny

    My easy go to meal involves taking any veggies left in the fridge and either making a stir fry out of it or using it with pasta for an easy pasta primavera.

  • Pamela D.

    An easy-peasy, fulfilling, go-to meal for my family on a hectic night includes opening a package of frozen (or dried) tortellini and boiling it for the few minutes as instructed on package,then draining the pasta and returning it back to large pan, next adding (2) jars of Ragu classic alfedro sauce, and lastly adding (2) small pounches of already prepared real bacon pieces. (Could also use chicken or ham in place of bacon). Heat up a bag of our own garden green beans and there you have it, a quick, fulfilling dinner.

  • Debra G

    Casserole – Brown hamburger, season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add Ragu spaghetti sauce and simmer 5 minutes. Add a can of drained corn and drained green beans. Top with shredded cheddar cheese. Cover and cook until cheese is melted.

  • I use it to make chicken parm.
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  • Wendy T

    My go to meal/meal plan is this:

    I put a bunch of chicken or beef in the crockpot on Monday. That night, we have chicken dinner for example. The next night, I make chicken spaghetti. Then I break it up with something else the next night. After that, chicken and dumplings for example. So many variations that can be made with one meat in the crockpot. Easy peasy 🙂

    One time a week of cooking, and eat the whole week. As the mother of a teenage boy, it works very well too because that child tries to eat me out of house and home 🙂 It’s easier that he knows he can have at whatever meat is in the frig, and I know he’s not filling up on junk.

  • Tosha P.

    Well this should be easy enough.. Although my husband and I like more in this recipe, my kids always ask for cooked bow-tie noodles with ragu sauce. That’s it!!

  • Jodi Kegebein

    Italian cheese Quesadillas
    Quesadillas made with mozzarella and parmesan cheese sprinkled with dried italian herbs with warm Ragu on the side for a dipping sauce.

  • Stacey Sanchez

    My go to idea is always pasta. Its quick and fresh. I freeze foods to make it easier in the long run. Save meatballs for spaghetti. Sometimes I cook 2 lasagna’s and freeze one for later.
    I love having home made foods! Good pasta sauce makes it so much easier, I’m glad I’m not like my grandma and spend all day trying to making a good sauce!

  • gina

    My go to meal is pasta with plain sauce. We jazz it up by adding veggies, or tuna, or sausage. Very quick and everyone is happy!

  • Kelly Nicholson

    That would be my home made pizza using yeast,tomato sauce,hamberger,onions,and sometimes musshrooms,,trad recipe,but very good!

  • amber

    My easy go to meal is spaghetti or tacos, and I always have the fixins for them in my pantry

  • Elfriede

    Cheeseburger macaroni is always a famly favourite and using a store bought mix makes it easy.

  • My family loves when I make chili. My “quick chili” is usually spur of the moment; Pound of ground meat (chicken, beef, turkey…anything), sauted diced onions, garlic & peppers, add canned tomatoes & tomato sauce, lots of spices, can of beans… I throw in whatever I have on hand. Top with some shredded cheese or a dollop of sour cream. Takes 30 minutes & everyone’s happy.

  • Samantha

    My favorite go -to meal is penne pasta with garlic and ground beef in Ragu sauce with the good crunchy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside Italian rolls. My nephew loves to eat the rolls with the sauce, Sukapon!!!

  • Suzanne Kaiser

    My easy family meal is nachos. Brown some ground beef – add your favorite packaged taco seasoning. Then get out the staples! I like the baked chips – and low fat cheese. However, for the more indulgent – you can add sour cream, and regular cheese. Of course, don’t spare the lettuce and salsa!

  • tracey byram

    My family loves grilled cheese sandwiches, hash brown casserole and spaghetti. All quick and easy.

  • Helen

    One of my go-to meals is salad, pasta with pasta sauce. Quick & easy.

  • sandra

    pasta with spaghetti sauce

  • Selinda

    Pepperoni Rolls!

  • Chicken Enchiladas 🙂

  • Steve Stone

    we use microwave ready rice and have baked chicken in the oven. very easy and everyone like it.

  • Cindy C @cin_20

    Spaghetti and always use Ragu! Our favorite meal and fast and easy to fix.

  • Our easy meal?
    just spaghetti…
    or if the boys are here…
    Ragu, meat, egg noodles… cook… place in casserole dish… add shredded cheese and pepperoni on top.. cook in oven. pizza casserole 🙂
    jumpin.beans09 at gmail.com

  • Taco Soup:

    1. Hamburger – about 1 lb or more if you like
    2. Taco Seasoning
    3. Tomato Sauce – one and a half can to two
    4. Ranch Style Beans – two cans
    5. Taco Chips
    6. Cheese
    7. Sour Cream

    Process: Fry up the hamburger, drain, then mix in the Taco seasoning.
    In a pan, place the hamburger, tomato sauce and Ranch Style Beans with 1-2 cups of water. Heat up and serve in a bowl. Top with Chips, Cheese, Sour Cream
    Or anything else you can think of.

    Quick and easy and very delicious!!

    But you gotta use Ranch Style Beans …. Found in pretty much any grocery store!

  • My go to meal is baked spaghetti with a Ragu alfredo sauce and I add olives and capers and parmesan and bake it in the oven Very easy and tasty

  • Michelle S

    A large pot of Spaghetti with Ground Turkey meatballs and Sausage….yummy and easy to make. Makes great leftovers too!
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  • Jeremy

    Spaghetti is the easiest AND best go-to anytime meal for our family!

  • Athena

    funny thing is I buy ragu every week at kroger. We love the alfredo parmesan sauce or the parmesan romano red sauce.
    1. boil the noodles, drain water
    2. steamfresh veggies n the microwave if I’m pressed for time or cook some on the stove
    3. cut boneless skinless chicken into pieces & cook until done
    4. add some sauce to the chicken make warm
    5. top the noodles with the chicken/sauce simple/quick/easy/healthy/yummy dinner
    tink4everbell at yahoo dot com

  • Kimberly M.

    One of our favorite recipes is:
    Mild hot sausage, Ricotta cheese, eggs, parsley, ground beef, mozzarella cheese, Ragu sauce, and any kind of pasta (your choice). Cook the sausage and ground beef. Cook pasta a couple minutes less than on package. Mix together sausage, ground beef, ricotta with eggs & parsley and alittle sauce. Put sauce on bottom of 13 X 9 pan. Put layer of pasta on top of sauce, top with sausage and hamburg mixture. Put another layer of pasta, then sauce, then hamburg/sausage mixture. Top with another layer of pasta, sauce, then put mozzarella cheese on top and bake for about 30 minutes covered with foil @350 degrees.

  • Michelle Mitzel

    Being carb watchers, baked tomatoes is a hot, easy, and quick lunch meal that we all love.

    Thick Tomato Slices
    Ragu Sauce
    Mozzarella Cheese
    Garlic Salt
    Bacon Grease

    Place tomato slices on a foiled, lightly greased baking pan. Sprinkle garlic salt on tomatoes. Spoon Ragu sauce on each tomato. Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese. A couple dashes of parsley and oregano atop the cheese. Add a few drops of bacon grease atop each. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Tops will be slightly brown. Very tasty!

  • Honestly, nothing like making some pasta
    -stirring up some of your favorite veggies
    -heating up oil and garlic and then tossing in cooked pasta for taste. (we skip this part now, but just as good & fast)
    Serve together with favorite sauce. 🙂

  • Tina M

    Spaghetti with meat ball

  • april yedinak

    My favorite easy meal is grilled cheese and soup.

  • Kimberly B.

    Ours is just simple mac and cheese with toasted bread crumbs.

  • HappyMomC

    tuna sandwiches!

  • Rondah

    my easy go to meal is spaghetti and garlic toast with a side salad of greens.

  • Jennifer Marie

    This is a favorite at our house…good and easy..gotta love it!

    Pineapple Ham Slices

    1 can curshed pineapple, drained
    1/2 cup peach or aprioct preserves
    2 Tbsp. lemon juice
    1 tsp. cornstarch
    1 center cut ham slice

    In a small saucepan, combine pineapple, preserves, lemon, and cornstarch. Mix well. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Broil ham on both sides. Spoon pineapple mixture on top. Heat until hot and bubbly.

  • ellen

    ‘go to’ recipe is honestly spaghetti! I am old school and use hamburger, add in extra mushrooms and I do eat Ragu. Toast some garlic bread and we are good to go! This is a good meal winter or summer- everyone always eats it.

  • Kelly D

    My family always loves a simple meal of spaghetti and meatballs. It’s so easy to make and if I am in diet mode, I use the Barilla Plus pasta. I also include salad on the side.

  • Karla

    I’m a fan of penne or rotini pasta with the Ragu organic sauce!

  • Karli Prime

    My easy meal is ragu veggie sauce with whole wheat noodles.

  • lyndsey

    i make ravioli skillet when i need something fast and good

  • spaghetti with meat sauce and ragu. or smoked sausage and noodles. I need a new one, though, as I am no longer eating carbs!

  • No fry chicken parm! I use croutons and bake it! YUM and so easy!

  • nannypanpan

    my go to meal is spaghetti with meatballs…i just serve my sons with butter and cheese
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

  • Kristen M.

    My family loves crockpot lasagna. I add basic ingredients like noodles, sauce, ground beef, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, and seasonings. It’s my 8 year old’s favorite meal.

  • matkeltri

    Our favorite staple is spaghetti with tomato sauce–and we usually use Ragu, honest! Sometimes we add in mushrooms and olives, but oftentimes we just use the sauce, and everyone’s happy.

  • Georgia

    We love pasta and can eat it 7 days a week and our favorite sauce is Ragu. In a hurry, I will just boil the noodles, steam some veggies that I put on top of that with the Ragu sauce to follow. Simple and fast and supper yummy.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  • Our go to meal is spaghetti – literally! Some ground beef, Ragu, and spaghetti noodles, and we’ve tamed the hunger devil!

  • Leticia

    I have a few easy go to meals: spaghetti, meatless meatball subs and veggie pizza

  • Gina M Maddox

    Tacos are our go to easy meal! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  • Carolyn g

    Mine is always a pasta dish. Usually spaghetti or rigatoni with a simple meat sauce, salad and bread.

  • Tanya

    my go to meal is tuna cassarole ( tuna, cream of mushroom soup and noodles topped with ritz crackers)
    tmc480 at yahoo dot com

  • R.E. Vincent

    Pizza or pasta are my easy go-to meals that everyone seems to love. It is nice that it is quick.

  • sounds so cliche, but spaghetti is always our go-to meal. It’s so easy and the kids gobble it up. I love adding some frozen veggie puree to it, too, to kick up the health factor.

  • Elizabeth DeHart

    Baked mac and cheese – with a little smoked gouda and ham.

  • My prefer easy meals to prepare are salad with canned tuna and steamed fish with soy sauce and ginger.

  • Our go to meal is spaghetti with Cheddar Garlic Biscuits-it is a really easy biscuit to make with a mix and my whole family loves it!

  • Julie

    Our easy go to meal is prob chicken parm and pasta. Everyone in my family will eat this (even if my oldest just eats the chicken and my youngest just eats the pasta, lol) I usually make from scratch, but when I’m in a rush I just use the chicken cutlets that perdue has. Fast and easy, and keeps everyone happy!

  • Tricia Martin

    Our families easy go to meal would have to be Rigatoni pasta with some Four Cheese Rosa sauce. If we have any chicken or steak we’ll toss that in there with it as well as spinach and mushrooms. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. 😛

  • Our easy go to meal is spaghetti, simple and delicious. We even change the noodles/pasta up sometimes to make it a little different. Brown the meat ( lean gnd. beef or turkey), boil the noodles to al dente, add Ragu ( any variety, fave is chunky w/ loads of veggies), serve w/ garlic bread sticks or toast and a side salad….everyone is full and happy =))

  • Kimberly

    My family loves “Chicken Packets” — they are easy and ready in about 20 minutes. You put a chicken breast on a sheet of foil, salt and pepper to taste, then add a bit of olive oil, sun dried tomatoes, chopped green and kalamata olives, and marinated artichoke hearts to the breast, seal the packet, and bake at 425 for 20 minutes. Yummy and easy!

  • paula

    CornBread pie. About 1 1.5 pd hamburger fried with diced onion 1 can drain corn 1 can drain peas 1 can tom. soup mix and simmer. Cover with cornbread or can use jiffy mix. Bake in over till bread is golden brown. GREAT fast meal my family loves.:)

  • Patsy Clark

    My go to meal is seriously a jar of Ragu and I let the kids pick out what ever kind of noodles they want. Rotini, Spaghetti, Big Macaroni, Rotelle, whatever they want and make some cheesy garlic bread. The make a nice side salad. It is quick and simple to get on the table when you are in a frenzy!

  • Kellie Kluger

    Our go to easy recipe is rotini with meat sauce.
    1lb browned lean ground beef
    1 jar of Ragu/tomato sauce flavor of choice
    1 box whole wheat Rotini
    parmesan cheese

    Brown the meat, drain, add the jar of Ragu let is simmer while the pasta cooks. Easy peasy!

  • Ryana

    My easy meal idea is seasoned hamburger patties, salad and fruit
    ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

  • My go-to meal is roasted chicken and veggies. It’s super easy: http://www.mycupofcreativitea.com/2011/11/no-fuss-dinner-with-roasted-chicken.html

  • Joyce Harrell

    My easy go to meal is little pizzas on english muffins. My family loves making their own and they are delicious

  • Kristin M.

    We love easy Chicken Pot Pie!

  • My go-to easy meal that everyone likes is fettuccine with alfredo sauce, garlic bread, and a garden salad.

  • HappyMomC

    My go-to easy meal is pizza with left-over meat (chicken, beef) toppings and veggies!

  • One dinner that we all love is a good cheesy baked ziti.

    Ziti noodles, chicken or ground turkey, cheese (I usually use a blend of cheddar & mozzarella), Ragu sauce. Plus any veggies you want to add, or put a salad on the side. It’s such a warming, stick to your ribs, complete meal & we ALL love it.

  • Sarah

    My go-to dinner is a black bean enchilada. I use corn tortillas a can of black beans, enchilada sauce and some cheese. I am so glad we all like it. I have two little ones and my 4 year old is extremely picky, most nights I’m making 2 different dinners. I am glad she likes black beans because they are very healthy! Now if I could get her to eat any green vegetable at all…maybe next year 🙂

  • Our fave is shrimp parm using Ragu sauce of course! I like to use the large Tiger Prawns and split them down the middle which keeps the cheese on top from sliding off of it, it comes out super cheesy and delicious!

  • My go to is either spaghetti or chicken parm, pretty easy to make and the family loves them!

  • Renee

    My favorite go to meal is pasta (Cavatelli is our favorite) with Ragu sauce, grilled chicken and a salad!

  • Sheila Vives

    Our go-to meal is always spaghetti with meat sauce and made with Ragu with an added secret ingredient.

  • tammy sigond

    go to meal…chicken breat cutlets sauteed in olve oil and fresh garlic…steamed brocoli on the side…also on side pasta with olive oil and garlic

  • My go to easy meal is spaghetti. We always add brown sugar to sweeten just a tad. Thank you for the chance.

  • Judy S

    Everyone in our house is always happy when we make a breakfast themed dinner. For example, waffles, bacon, and eggs.

  • I take a bag or box of noodles (any kind) and throw on a jar of sauce. If I have meat I add it but if not that is ok to.

  • My easy go-to meal is definitely spaghetti and garlic bread. I could eat it every other day and be happy!

  • Jackie F

    My goal to meal is my Chicken Pot Pie meal (what’s even better is that its a slow-cooker recipe… so I get everything together during my daughter’s nap time and its done for dinner!)

  • My go to recipe is my chicken nuggets. Here is a link to the recipe, with pictures and full directions. It is very simple.



  • Everyone loves when I make chicken coated with parmesan bread crumbs, and a side of broccoli with cheese!
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  • Shannon S

    My easy to go meal is pasta and meatballs. I make my own turkey and pork meatballs with spinach, onions and parm. cheese. My sauce is sometimes Ragu, sometimes I make it, but always with extra veggies, spinach, tomatoes, squash…I am always hiding veggies in everything.

  • Kevin E

    My go to easy meal is chicken parmigiana with spaghetti. My kids love it!

  • My easy meal is pizza pasta bake. You cook whole wheat rotini noodles, put them in a baking dish, add pizza pasta sauce (or regular pasta sauce if you prefer), shredded mozzarella cheese,and turkey pepperoni. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Yum!

  • ginette4

    My easy to go meal is chicken parmesan in the panini, I use left over chicken place it in a bun with some swiss cheese add a little ragu, sprinkle some parmesan on top of sauce, place on the panini grill and wait about 5 minutes, quick and simple meal and clean-up

    Can also be done without a panini grill, just heat sauce chicken together in a pan then add to bun and top with cheeses, now I’m hungry..lol

  • This the easiest and most Yummiest Dinner i make for my family!( Oh and there are healthier alternatives u can substitute.)

    Porcupine Meatballs
    1 lb. Ground Chuck ( Ground Turkey)
    1/2 C of Uncooked Rice ( White or Brown)
    1 tsp. Salt
    1/8 tsp. Garlic Powder
    1/8 Pepper
    1 Jar of Tomato Sauce ( prefer Ragu)
    Shredded Cheese

    Mix all ingredients, but shredded cheese and tomatoes sauce, into bowl the form into Large meatballs. Pour whole jar over meatballs and sprinkle with cheese, cover with aluminum foil then bake for 45 minutes on 350 degrees then uncover bake for additional 15 minutes. VERY VERY YUMMY!!! 🙂

  • Michelle Stice

    The easy go to meal in my house are tacos or fajitas.

  • Sandra

    The easy to go meal is what I call “Pizza-fied Pasta”. I use cooked ziti, in a casserole, mixed with spaghetti sauce and cut up pepperoni (we use the turkey). Top with your favorite cheese and back until heated through and cheese is melted.

  • Sonia

    My easy to go meal is pasta with meat sauce. It’s quick at it satisfies the whole family.

  • Terri S.

    My family’s go-to easy meal is a dish of ravioli covered in sauce & grated Parmesan cheese, a mixed greens salad tossed with EVOO & balsamic vinegar, and freshly made hot garlic bread. 🙂

  • jeanne conner

    Boil some plain macaroni noodles, and add a Jar of Ragu…

  • Gretchen Gerth

    My quick and easy dinner is breakfast. Sometimes it’s just the right thing to do.

  • Shaun

    My sons are happy when we eat pizza for supper. I love pizza too so we are all in agreement.

  • Maija M

    My go-to meal is omlettes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Erika P.

    My go to meal is Ground Turkey Tacos and Spanish rice
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  • Ashley R

    My easy go-to meal would have to be crockpot chili. Super quick, easy, delicious, and full of good protein!

  • Darci

    My kids always love chicken parmesan. I do an easy baked version when time is short. Coat boneless chicken thighs w/seasoned bread crumbs and place in baking dish coated w/olive oil. bake till done and place on bed of pasta w/sauce, top w/cheese.

  • My go-to easy meal is baked tilapia with potatoes and a veggie on the side.

  • April Schaack

    Our easy to go meal is definitely spaghetti! Open a jar of Ragu, dump over some noodles. Serve with some garlic toast and a vegetable and you have yourself a meal.

  • Mgmommy0930

    A favorite is a simple spagetti supper.

    1 jar Ragu (your favorite flavor!)
    1 package linguini dry noodles
    1 8oz or 16 oz can tomato sauce
    2 tbs tomato paste
    1med/large bell pepper diced
    1 med/ lg white onion diced
    2-3 large cloves of garlic minced
    1-1.5 lb ground beef
    olive oil

    Using a heavy bottomed Dutch oven (it’s just a pot to me lol) Put 2 turns of the pan of olive oil on med to high heat. Salute garlic onions and bell pepper to soften the veggies. Add in the tomatoe paste and tomato sauce until paste is combined. Add in Ragu and turn to low heat to let the flavors start to get happy! If you like, add a little extra if your favorite dried Italian seasonings (this is just if you like a little more. You really don’t need to with the great seasoning Ragu has) If you rather use fresh, wait to add at the end if cooking)

    In a skillet add a little olive oil and heat on med to high. Add ground beef and cook through. I add salt, pepper and garlic powder while it is cooking. Drain, and add to sauce.

    Cook dried noodles to package directions *reserve about 1/4 to1/2 cup of the water after noodles are done before you drain it. I put the noodles back in the pot and pour some of the liquid back in and also add a little butter and as handful of Parmesan cheese. Mix. This gives the whole dish an amazing flavor and helps the noodles “hold on” to the sauce.

    I chop a few fresh basil leaves and garnish the served plates with it.
    This takes much less time than making from scratch sauce and tastes very close to it!

  • Sara Haaf

    My easy go to meal is tacos or taco salad. Sometimes I even make it with just beans if we have no thawed chicken or beef!

  • Heather G

    Ragu is a huge staple here. We buy it by the case. My go to meal is whole wheat noodles, ragu, frozen veggies topped with cheese.

  • Baked ziti is our go-to meal. So easy and delicious! Penne pasta, tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Yum!

  • My favorite go-to easy recipe is meatloaf with Ragu and Rotell (with green chilies to spice things up a bit).

  • Carla

    My go to meal is spaghetti. So easy to keep Ragu and spaghetti on hand for a quick easy meal.

    Even better if you have hamburger you can make some meatballs or my kids always like Italian sausage with their spaghetti.

  • Dahbou

    My go-to recipe is tacos. We all love them and they are super easy.

  • Stacy

    One of my go-to recipes is Broccoli Pasta. I cook up pasta (any kind) and steam some broccoli. After the pasta is drained, I throw in olive oil, garlic paste, sun-dried tomatoes, the broccoli, and toasted pine nuts. Toss it all together, serve with a salad and some garlic bread. It’s easy and delicious.

  • sharon cawley

    My EZ to go meal is to cut up hot dogs into a pan, fry up with a small amount of onion then add a can of beans, simmer till hot. add a boxed mac ‘n cheese and voila, EZ and somewhat healthy! Add a salad and a fruit for dessert and completeness at it’s best!

  • Lisa M

    My go to is Baked Mostaccioli. So easy to make, great leftovers, everyone smiles when we make it.

  • On more than one occasion when either A: short on time or B: lack of grocery shopping, I have cooked up some pasta or rice {which ever we have on hand}, cook up some ground beef or chicken {again, which ever is handy} and grab for a jar of Ragu. Sometimes red sauce, sometimes white sauce. Quick, easy & delicious!!

  • @kroshey

    My go to meal is to stir fry boneless chicken breasts cubed with garlic and butter, can add any veggies you have. Serve over angel hair pasta and sprinkle some Parmesan on top.

  • Patricia

    Quick go to meal are quesadillas…so easy to dress up and change to addapt to individual taste.

  • hminnesota

    My go to meal is cheese quesedilla for kids.

  • I love to use Ragu in my lasagna. And I make a double batch and freeze the extra so it’s a super easy meal next time!

  • Sharon

    My go-to meal is enchiladas, quick and easy! Even better, I will cook an extra large pork roast one night and use leftovers (with gravy and enchilada sauce mixed) to make pork enchiladas.

  • My go to easy meal is spaghetti w/ garlic bread. If i have an extra 5 minutes to spare I will also saute some onions and mushrooms to throw into the store bought sauce.

  • Sadie

    Our go to meal is grilled cheese and tomato soup.

  • Kathie

    pulled pork in the slow cooker-soak a pork butt in cider vinegar, then add a cut up onion & barbecue sauce. Cook all day on low, the house smells great when you come home

  • Abel

    Sloppy joes are the best, easiest

  • Donna B.

    Usually it’s pasta with jarred sauce, salad and grilled meat of some sort (chicken, beef, fish, or pork).

  • Tim Lintz

    My quick and easy go to meal is grilled cheese. It is super easy to make, I always have all of the ingredients in the fridge and the kids love them.

  • Julie L

    pizza muffins-english muffins split in half,add pizza sauce and any toppings you want..bake and away u go…can be made ahead of time and frozen thanks

  • Kelsea

    My easy go to meal is spaghetti with Ragu and garlic toast on the side.

  • Macaroni and Cheese with chicken and peas

  • laurie

    our essy meal is spagetti with meat sauce and garlic bread

  • Sara Kelly

    Our go to meal is Steam Fresh veggies in the microwave and broiled steak in the oven!! Everything is ready in less than 20 minutes!

  • Michelle Spayde

    Baked Ziti is one of our favorite go to meals! It’s super quick and easy, and everyone LOVES it! Add a salad and yummy garlic bread and we’re all set.

  • I have a super simple Spanish Rice recipe that we always have the ingredients on hand to make

  • Latoya F.

    My go to easy meal is Parmesan Chicken topped with Ragu sauce over a bed of sautéd pasta!!!!! Sooooooooooooooooooo Flavorful and EXTREMELY delicious!!!! A recipe that any family will enjoy!!!!