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New Take on RAGÚ for the Big Game – #Ragutailgating

by Heather

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce. All opinions are entirely my own.

The Big Game is always a big day for my family. Not only do we get to see the best commercials of the year, there also happens to be a football game squeezed in there somewhere. It also happens to be when we celebrate my birthday. So a huge turnout is always guaranteed, and they expect food. And plenty of it.

So needless to say we are always on the lookout for easy, tasty treats and snacks to appease the hungry hordes that descend upon our house. Ok, so we don’t really know hordes of people. It’s just my family, but it feels like hordes when they are sitting there complaining about how hungry they are (we all have those family members right? It’s not just me, right?)

So one of the mainstays of our big game celebration (created the year I was out of town, of course) are our egg rolls. Now these aren’t your ordinary egg rolls. These are pepperoni pizza egg rolls. I know.

Mind. Blown.

This is a great way to re-purpose some stuff in a different way. For instance, RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce isn’t just for pasta. Did you know that? You can use it for things OTHER than pasta and you won’t go to jail. It’s a radical concept I know. They have four varieties: RAGÚ Homestyle Traditional Pasta Sauce, RAGÚ Homestyle Cheese Pasta Sauce, RAGÚ Homestyle Meat Pasta Sauce and RAGÚ Roasted Garlic Sauce and I have to admit that I love the Roasted Garlic. With farm grown ingredients and no artificial ingredients, these sauces are as close to homemade as I’ve ever had.

RAGÚ Homestyle uses farm grown ingredients, vine ripened tomatoes and fragrant herbs to create a robust texture and incredible flavor. There are no artificial flavors or high-fructose corn syrup. : RAGÚ Homestyle lets you actually see, smell and savor their longstanding tradition of fresh tastes. And best of all, you can head over to Kroger to download a coupon for $0.75 off any one RAGÚ Homestyle Pasta Sauce.

These eggrolls are so incredibly simple and easy to make but taste so good.

You will need:

Egg roll wrappers (find them in the refrigerated section of your nearest Kroger)

Pepperoni

Mozzarella String Cheese

RAGÚ Homestyle Roasted Garlic Sauce

What to do:

Something to fry stuff with. This year we got to use our new Air Fryer, but in years past we used a traditional deep fryer or just a pan filled with oil on the stove. According to the egg roll wrappers they can also be baked. So use whichever method you would like.

So lay out an egg roll wrapper. In the correct place (don’t worry, there is usually a diagram), lay down four pepperoni (overlapping).

Spread a spoonful of RAGÚ sauce over the pepperoni, just a spoonful, trust me.

Put the mozzarella cheese stick on top of the sauce and roll up the egg roll. Make sure you wet your finger and run it around all the edges of the wrapper so that it will actually seal up. This is important.

Put it in your fryer (of choice) and fry it up until it is golden brown on the outside. Serve with a side of RAGÚ Homestyle Roasted Garlic Sauce for dipping.

Pepperoni Pizza Wraps

Pepperoni Pizza Wraps

Ingredients

  • Egg roll wrappers (find them in the refrigerated section of your nearest Kroger)
  • Pepperoni
  • Mozzarella String Cheese
  • RAGÚ Homestyle Roasted Garlic Sauce

Instructions

  1. Something to fry stuff with. This year we got to use our new Air Fryer, but in years past we used a traditional deep fryer or just a pan filled with oil on the stove. According to the egg roll wrappers they can also be baked. So use whichever method you would like.
  2. So lay out an egg roll wrapper. In the correct place (don’t worry, there is usually a diagram), lay down four pepperoni (overlapping).
  3. Spread a spoonful of RAGÚ sauce over the pepperoni, just a spoonful, trust me.
  4. Put the mozzarella cheese stick on top of the sauce and roll up the egg roll. Make sure you wet your finger and run it around all the edges of the wrapper so that it will actually seal up. This is important.
  5. Put it in your fryer (of choice) and fry it up until it is golden brown on the outside. Serve with a side of RAGÚ Homestyle Roasted Garlic Sauce for dipping.
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Now again, I have to admit that this year required some experimentation. I already mentioned that we tried to make these in our air fryer. The thing about the air fryer is that you can’t see what is going on in the frying basket. In olden times when we used an actual deep fryer, I could watch these cook and pluck them out at the precise right moment. With the air fryer we started with the recommended cooking time and temperature for spring rolls (400 degrees for 15 minutes).

Talk about a Cheese Explosion. On a side note, fried mozzarella by itself is pretty tasty. So the second time I lowered the temperature to 370 and cut the cooking time in half. This resulted in a slightly smaller cheese explosion. Third time’s the charm? In this case, yes. I left it at 370 and cooked them for about 5 minutes and they just started to ooze when I took them out (that’s a very technical cooking term by the way). This is all a very roundabout way of saying “cooking times may vary” depending on how you cook them. Experiment. It’s fun. And if nothing else, you’ll have a great story to go with some tasty treats on game day.

 

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27 comments

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle January 17, 2017 - 12:54 pm
This is the best idea ever! I love this sort of blown apart pizza thing. That's a great football finger food.
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Paula Schuck January 17, 2017 - 12:58 pm
This is a great recipe idea. I use Ragu sauce for all kinds of different stuff, so I really enjoy this one. Thanks!
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Debra Schroeder January 17, 2017 - 1:00 pm
That sounds amazing! I have to say, I've never really thought about using Ragu like this before. I can't wait to try it, though. It sounds so good!
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9andahalfdigits January 17, 2017 - 1:06 pm
For baking them, brush or spray lightly with olive oil or your favorite oil. They crisp up just as awesomely this way as when frying. I do it with "crack slaw" as a faux eggroll...and he loves it! Definitely going to try this one!
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Michelle Waller January 17, 2017 - 2:18 pm
Oh my goodness!!! My mouth is watering. I would have never thought of using egg roll wrappers for this. My daughters would love to make this with me. Thanks for sharing!
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Yes Missy January 17, 2017 - 3:07 pm
Ooh I love snacks that I can eat with my hands! This one looks so tasty too!
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Dina Demarest January 17, 2017 - 4:32 pm
Those look delicious! I'd make that and I know my kids will eat it. I'll have to make this over the weekend.
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Ann B January 17, 2017 - 7:20 pm
I always keep extra Ragu sauce in the cupboard. It is fantastic for so many of my recipes. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to give it a try this weekend.
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Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest) January 17, 2017 - 11:27 pm
These would be so easy to make! They sound delicious!
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OurFamilyWorld January 18, 2017 - 2:22 am
I love Ragu. Those pizza wraps look amazing. I can't wait to make this for my family.
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ThirtySomethingSuperMom.com January 18, 2017 - 9:18 am
I love this idea because my family is a big fan of pizza rolls! This reminds me of a place I used to go to when I was a kid in New Jersey and get pizza rolls, now that I live in the midwest I can enjoy them again with this recipe!
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Jennifer Sikora January 18, 2017 - 10:17 am
That looks SO awesome! I love when I can find simple recipes like this.
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My Teen Guide January 18, 2017 - 10:59 am
That would be exciting and fun! I'm really sure that my kids will love this recipe as well!
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Kathy January 18, 2017 - 1:45 pm
Those look so good. They remind me of pizza rolls. I can't wait to give them a try. This would be a great snack for my girls.
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pinkoddy January 18, 2017 - 3:21 pm
What a great way to celebrate your birthday! I didn't realise that the air fryer could have the temperature lowered - so I am going to have to look for how to do that. And these sound very tasty and with 4 boys and a husband to feed you know they are going to go down well.
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Heather January 18, 2017 - 6:08 pm
Yum! That is definitely a good appetizer for the Superbowl. I wonder if we'll be doing a party this year. I think it all depends on who get into the super bowl.
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Jesica h January 18, 2017 - 8:17 pm
The roll up's would be really fun to make with the kids and they live ragu! Love home style foods with a twist.
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Kendall Rayburn January 19, 2017 - 1:37 pm
These look delicious! Perfect to enjoy during the big game - thanks for sharing!
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NPC January 19, 2017 - 7:37 pm
Mmm, these are delicious and so simple. I know my kids would love these.
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Maria Han January 20, 2017 - 1:15 pm
This is such a great idea and recipe! It looks yummy and I love this ragu my hubby can't wait to try this.
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Judy Calloway January 23, 2017 - 11:55 am
Great recipe ideal! Looks so good. I'll have to make this for the hubby , he'll love it I know.
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Wayne @ Recipezazz January 26, 2017 - 8:57 am
As someone who loves football, I can say this easy recipe will be a hit for sure!!! The cheese strings are a great concept and I am sure that the RAGÚ Homestyle Roasted Garlic Sauce will bring out a great flavor. Best of all, looks super fun to make with the kids!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)
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Adriane February 20, 2017 - 7:55 pm
Love these! Pizza to go :)
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bethelderton March 14, 2017 - 12:58 pm
OMG--this is brilliant! How fun and easy! I'm saving this recipe for my grand-daughter who loves to make batches of fun foods for her sleepovers. Mary Beth Elderton
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barnold April 29, 2017 - 4:20 pm
I like that these are all wrapped up. My kids my make less of a mess that way.
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BILL HOFF May 19, 2017 - 1:22 am
We are always looking for different treats to prepare the grandkids...and me!
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Linda Manns Linneman July 29, 2017 - 9:28 am
This sounds so good. I love Ragu products. I never thought about doing this. Thank you for sharing
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