If you love cheese sauce and enjoy adding it to your food, you should have a jar (or box) of Ragu cheese sauce in your pantry.
And if you don’t know how or where to use it, here are 13 Ragu cheese sauce recipes for you to try!
When you crave something cheesy but don’t want to make a cheese sauce from scratch, these Ragu cheese sauce recipes should come in handy.
Ragu is a famous brand that sells ready-made sauces, most of which are tomato based and in a variety of jar sizes.
Their traditional sauces include marinara, meat sauce, and mushroom sauce.
They also have combination sauces that are tomato-based and have chunky ingredients in them, such as garlic, green pepper, onions, and different kinds of cheeses.
Speaking of cheeses, if you want super cheesy sauces, Ragu has several cheese sauces for you to choose from.
These include their Roasted Garlic Parmesan sauce, Classic Alfredo, and Creamy Basil Alfredo Sauce.
Their cheesiest and most-used sauce, however, when it comes to cheesy dishes, is their Double Cheddar sauce.
This cheese cheddar sauce used to be in a jar, like the others in the brand’s lineup, but the company that manufactures it recently changed it up and now uses boxed packaging.
There is a demand, however, for the brand to bring back the jarred version of this cheesy sauce.
This bright yellow cheese sauce is often used in recipes that require loads of cheesy goodness in them, like Philly Cheese Steak, and comfort foods like Cheesy Bacon & Potato Soup.
If you’re feeling somewhat adventurous, you can try out #12 on this list.
As long as you’re in the mood for something super cheesy, any of these Ragu cheese sauce recipes will satiate such a craving.
Ready to find out what these recipes are?
Let’s get started!
Table Of Contents
- 1. Chicken & Pasta Casserole
- 2. Macaroni & Cheese Cups
- 3. Ranch Bacon Chipotle Nachos
- 4. Tex-Mex Pasta Bake
- 5. Philly Cheese Steak Sliders
- 6. Mexican Style Lasagna
- 7. Cheesy Broccoli & Chicken Lasagna Rolls
- 8. Sourdough Finger Nacho Cheese Dip
- 9. Cheesy Tuna Casserole
- 10. Cheesy Bacon & Potato Soup
- 11. Cheesy Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie
- 12. Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie
- 13. Queso Smothered Skillet Chicken
- The bottom line
- 13 Easy Ragu Cheese Sauce Recipe Collection
Let’s begin this list with a dish that makes good use of leftover chicken.
This dish can be made using any type of pasta, but this recipe uses elbow macaroni.
To add some crispy goodness to the dish, some bacon bits may be added.
You can also mix in some veggies, such as carrots, broccoli, and peas.
This casserole is made even cheesier with the addition of fontina slices and shredded cheese.
No list of cheesy dishes that use cheese sauce would be complete without mac and cheese in it.
This recipe, however, isn’t your typical baking dish, mac and cheese, since it’s made in single-serve muffin form.
This is a great dish to make for picnics, potlucks, and parties where you want people to enjoy this comfort food without the need for dishes or spoons.
You can top these with more cheese or crushed crackers, as the recipe suggests, for added texture.
Looking for a cheesy snack, you can make for movie night?
Here’s a recipe that you can make for when you’re planning a night at home with the newest series or movie on your favorite streaming service.
This dish combines a variety of Mexican flavors in your cheese sauce, with chipotle peppers and adobo sauce adding some zing and dimension to it.
Top your nachos with any of your favorite toppings before drizzling them with cheese sauce and ranch dressing.
You can also use this same cheese sauce on top of enchiladas or tamales.
Here’s another dish that takes traditional Mexican flavors and combines them with a non-traditional Mexican ingredient–pasta.
You can think of this as an Italian-Mexican fusion dish, with rotini pasta smothered in Ragu cheese sauce that’s enhanced with taco flavors.
Toppings can be tweaked to suit your taste, but those listed in this recipe include queso fresco, avocado, and tomatoes.
If you want to add some crunch to this dish, bacon bits, fried tortilla chips, and cornflakes can be sprinkled on top.
Serve some extra sauce on the side for those who want their pasta to be extra cheesy.
For a meaty and filling treat, you can serve at lunch or dinner, this variation to the popular Philly Cheese Steak sandwich is a good choice.
These sliders are made with rib-eye steak, but you can choose to use any cut of beef you have for this recipe.
You can also opt to use regular Philly cheese steak hoagie buns for this recipe or turn this recipe into wraps with some flatbread or tortillas.
Some shredded lettuce, carrots, and cucumber slices to this can also be considered.
Here’s another Mexican-Italian fusion dish that you can make with the help of Ragu cheese sauce.
This is not your ordinary lasagna with tomato-based meat sauce.
This is a lasagna with meat sauce that has beans, corn, and chilies in it!
It also has salsa, some Mexican shredded cheese, and of course, Ragu cheese sauce in the layers.
Here’s another inventive way to use lasagna sheets and cheese sauce in a casserole-type dish.
This is a great way to avoid wasting leftover rotisserie chicken and to get kids to eat their veggies.
Since these are made in individual rolls, you can serve these at a party.
While the recipe doesn’t call for tomato sauce, you can always add it in if you want.
This is one of those Ragu Cheese Sauce recipes that only take a few minutes to put together.
Since most of the ingredients used in this dish are ready-made, including the sourdough bread bowl, you can have this dish ready in 10 minutes!
You can choose to make your sourdough bread from scratch if you want, but if you’re pressed for time, store-bought is your best bet for this dish.
Add spicy salsa to the cheese sauce to give it some bite, but you can keep it mild by leaving it as is and just adding the mild variant.
For a fiery cheese dip, sprinkle pepper flakes or cayenne powder on top before serving.
If you’re on a limited budget but still want to enjoy something cheesy for dinner, this is a recipe you can try.
This dish uses canned tuna, but you can always substitute it with canned chicken or any leftover meat you have in your fridge.
With less than five ingredients, this is not a complicated dish to make.
You can always tweak this recipe according to your taste by adding vegetables, spices, and toppings.
Ragu Cheese Sauce in soup?
This soup combines chicken broth, diced vegetables, and double cheddar cheese sauce
to create a hearty and warming bowl of thick cheesy goodness.
The potatoes give this soup some body, and the bacon adds some chewiness to each bite.
Serve hot with a few slices of toast, or top with a few croutons for some crunch.
Ever tried cheesy shepherd’s pie for dinner?
This dish is something you can make when you’re too busy to prepare dinner but still want to serve a yummy and satisfying meal at the end of the day.
Just dump all the ingredients into your slow cooker 8 hours before serving time.
Now, all you need to do once the meat’s cooked is to assemble.
You can use instant mashed potatoes for this recipe if you’re really in a hurry.
Who says chicken pot pie is time-consuming and difficult to make?
Here’s an easy way to make it and impress your family on your next meal.
As with the shepherd’s pie, all you have to do is mix together all the ingredients for the casserole and let it cook until ready to serve.
You can serve this with a salad, some sauteed greens, or even buttered broccoli florets.
Here’s a one-pan meal that you can serve in 20 minutes!
If you want to use dark meat instead of chicken breast in this recipe, chicken thigh fillets are a good choice.
The addition of chipotle powder to the cheese sauce gives it added flavor and spiciness, but you can substitute this with chopped fresh jalapeno.
If you want it spicier, use cayenne powder or chile de Arbol.
For a milder flavor, don’t add any chiles at all.
This list of Ragu Cheese Sauce recipes can be a huge help when you’re aiming to get dinner on the table with as little hassle or in as little time as possible.
Because it’s ready-made, you don’t have to make a cheese sauce from scratch.
And you still get to enjoy the salty, creamy, and cheesy goodness that it provides.
While Ragu Cheese Sauce does give you enough cheesy flavor for your dishes, if you want to amp up the cheesiness of your meals, shredded cheese on top should do the trick.
If you’re looking for some cheese pull, mozzarella is a good idea, but if you want additional creaminess, ricotta or cream cheese is what you need.
- Chicken & Pasta Casserole
- Macaroni & Cheese Cups
- Ranch Bacon Chipotle Nachos
- Tex-Mex Pasta Bake
- Philly Cheese Steak Sliders
- Mexican Style Lasagna
- Cheesy Broccoli & Chicken Lasagna Rolls
- Sourdough Finger Nacho Cheese Dip
- Cheesy Tuna Casserole
- Cheesy Bacon & Potato Soup
- Cheesy Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie
- Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie
- Queso Smothered Skillet Chicken
- Find your favorite recipe from our Ragu Cheese Sauce Recipes list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud!