September 8, 2016

Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic French Bread

This week, I’ve partnered with RAGU to bring you a delicious recipe made with their new thick and hearty RAGU Homestyle Pasta Sauce. This is their boldest flavor yet with fresh ingredients and herbs blended in a rich and thick sauce. It really hugs each pasta noodle! There are no artificial flavors, artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup in the sauce and the RAGU Homestyle Pasta Sauce is available in five delicious flavors.
  • Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional Sauce
  • Homestyle Thick and Hearty Meat Sauce
  • Homestyle Thick and Hearty Four Cheese Sauce
  • Homestyle Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce
  • Homestyle Thick and Hearty Mushroom Sauce


My little loves request pasta, especially spaghetti, for dinner almost every night. I have made them many different tasty versions of spaghetti but for dinner tonight I decided to make a carb lovers delight: Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic French Bread! I know it looks -and sounds-amazing, right?! Even better, it can be made in under 30 minutes and will win over your pasta lovin' family!

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Ingredients: 

Makes 4-5 servings
  • 1/2 23 oz jar RAGÚ® Homestyle pasta sauce {I used Homestyle Thick and Hearty Mushroom Sauce}
  • 1/2 box {8oz} spaghetti pasta
  • 1 cup Mozzerella cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  3. Add spaghetti noodles and cook according to the package, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Add Ragu Homestyle sauce and cubed cream cheese to the pot with the cooked spaghetti and toss to combine and melt cheese. 
  5. Slice about 2 inches deep through the top of the bread, and continue to cut a large rectangle, being careful not to cut through the bottom of the bread. 
  6. Remove top of bread and hollow out middle to create a rectangular bread bowl. Place both the cut loaf and the top piece, side by side, on a baking sheet.
  7. Spoon spaghetti mixture into prepared French bread and top with shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 tbsp chopped parsley, and 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese. 
  8. Brush melted butter all over the top of the bread and the sides of the cut loaf.
  9. Sprinkle the top loaf with garlic powder, remaining parsley and Parmesan cheese. 
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.
  11. Slice spaghetti filled bread and garlic bread loaf into servings and serve together.

I choose the Thick and Hearty Mushroom Sauce for this recipe but any of the other four Homestyle RAGU sauces would be delicious.
Cook spaghetti according to the package, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
 
Add RAGU Homestyle sauce to the drained pasta in the pot. 
 
Then add cubed cream cheese.
Toss to combine and melt cheese.
Start with a large loaf of French bread. 
Slice about 2 inches deep through the top of the bread, and continue to cut a large rectangle, being careful not to cut through the bottom of the bread. 
Remove top of bread and hollow out middle to create a rectangular bread bowl. Place both the cut loaf and the top piece, side by side, on a baking sheet.
Spoon spaghetti mixture into prepared French bread.
I use fresh chopped parsley, garlic powder, grated Parmesan cheese,
 and melted butter to top the bread.
Top the spaghetti with shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 tbsp chopped parsley,
 and 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese. 
Brush melted butter all over the top of the bread and the sides of the cut loaf.
Sprinkle the top loaf with garlic powder, remaining parsley and Parmesan cheese.
 
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.
Slice spaghetti filled bread and garlic bread loaf into servings and serve together.
My kids loved the garlic bread sticks 
and dipped them in a bowl of extra RAGU Homestyle sauce.
This Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic French Bread is covered in three cheeses and baked to perfection.
How can you go wrong?
As always, my girls loved their spaghetti and crusty baked bread. 
I served extra sauce on the side to dip.
Luckily, my kid's aren't messy eaters so it was easy clean up!
Who am I kidding?! But at least they ate their dinner and enjoyed themselves!

Learn more about RAGU Homestyle pasta sauce here.
Check out more RAGU recipes here



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4 comments:

  1. I'm so obsessed with the photos of your kids gobbling this up---so cute!

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  2. This looks so yummy! And your kids clearly give it the stamp of approval!

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  3. This is seriously probably the greatest thing I've ever seen... I can't believe I haven't been making this every week!!! Definitely adding it to the repertoire!

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