Italian Country Style Ribs
"This is a recipe that I came up with when I got tired of 'the same old thing,'" says Annelle. "It's easy and delicious. You can add things like mushrooms or peppers. Serve with white rice or noodles, salad and bread. You can pour the sauce over the rice/noodles."
Brenda's Pepperoni Chicken Rollups
Pound your chicken breasts thin and fill them with pepperoni and mozzarella. Roll 'em up, top with spaghetti sauce, and bake. "This came out great," says AuntKitty. "Very easy to make and very delicious. Using thin sliced chicken cutlets saved time and everything went together quickly."
Wrap saucy, beefy, cheesy lasagna rolls in flour tortillas for the ultimate fusion food! "When you take 2 great recipes -- lasagna and burritos -- and make them something new, you get a meal that's unique!" says ElyseJO.
Simple Lasagna Burgers
"Leftover Italian sausage and ricotta cheese combined with a craving for a juicy burger was the inspiration for this quick creation," says scheffdawg. "For a little extra kick, use hot Italian sausage and add your favorite hot sauce to taste while mixing together the meats."
Italian Style Chili
"This is an easy-to-make departure from traditional chili," says AmyHood. "This recipe calls for pepperoni, mushrooms, and a jar of prepared spaghetti sauce. Every time I make this for others, I am always asked for the recipe."
Here's a saucy baked meatball sandwich made with seasoned ground beef, baked in the oven and served on lightly toasted baguette topped with prepared tomato sauce and melted provolone cheese. "So easy and good!" raves hotdiggitydogs. "I've made it several times for my family and friends -- we've all loved it! I also have made the meatballs separate a few times and served with noodles. It's great!"
These wacky tacos were inspired by an episode of a popular kids' comedy TV show. They're fast, fun, and simple to make. Just load up a crispy taco shell with pasta and spaghetti sauce, sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese, and enjoy! "My kids wanted these after seeing them on one of their favorite TV shows," says Kitty Johnson. "Very quick and easy."
"Breaded and fried halloumi adds a new dimension to an Italian favorite," says Buckwheat Queen. "It's a multitasking recipe, but produces a complete meal. It's definitely worth the effort."
Tomato Mushroom Meatloaf
This ground beef and pork meatloaf gets the Italian treatment with the addition of spaghetti sauce. "Yummy, moist meatloaf with an Italian twist of spaghetti sauce," says Lisa.
Enhance That Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
"I never have enough sauce from just a jar alone," says J.Mohojo. "I also like the taste of fresh ingredients. I like to combine both in this recipe! The red wine makes all the difference. Serve on favorite noodles with mozzarella cheese and mushrooms on top."
This tasty pizza-flavored sauce comes together in mere minutes. Dip cubes of French bread into this fun fondue. "An awesome change from cheesy fondue sauces! This pizza fondue is great for both kids and adults," says MARNIKINS.
"This no-bake skillet lasagna is made right on your stovetop and is a fast and easy alternative to store-bought hamburger mixes!" says Brittany.
Italian Sausage Ravioli Bake
You'll combine browned, crumbled Italian sausage with spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, a little beef broth, and Italian dressing, and uncooked ravioli. Top it off with mozzarella cheese and chopped fresh basil and bake. "An easy meal to make on a busy weeknight," says Yoly. "Serve with a side salad and garlic bread. Kids love this dish."
Quick Baked Chicken Parmesan
"In this lighter version of chicken Parmesan, I skip the pan-frying in oil and instead bake lightly-breaded chicken breasts in the oven, then top with sauce and cheese," says ChristineM. "My family's not big on lots of sauce and cheese, so I just use a little to flavor the dish. Feel free to add more if you like, but it's excellent as-is. Serve chicken over pasta with additional sauce."