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My family is not of Italian descent, I did not grow up with a nana preparing homemade gravies, sauces or traditional Italian meals. I did however spend a lot of time at my friend’s house and her dad was very Italian. That meant I was introduced to the amazing flavors and smells associated with recipes that were handed down to him from his mother and grandmother. Boy did we eat good, really good! I remember trying stuffed artichokes for the first time in their kitchen, I was scared they’d taste bad and I didn’t want to offend them. Of course they were awesome and I’ve loved stuffed artichokes ever since.
There are so many flavorful dishes that come to mind when I recall those days. One in particular involved shrimp, spaghetti and loads of garlic. It was delicious but at the time I was too young to precisely remember the ingredients. In my own kitchen I enjoy experimenting with flavors, but like so many I’m on a time-crunch and just don’t have the time to let sauces simmer away all day. This Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake came about after my 7-year-old discovered she liked shrimp. I began thinking of ways to incorporate shrimp into family style meals. Aside from shrimp, the key ingredient in this dish is Ragu® Sauce. Ragu® Sauce brings an amazingly authentic Italian flavor to the table with a longstanding tradition of fresh taste with no artificial flavors, colors and no high fructose corn syrup. Dating back to 1937 when Assunta Cantisano brought her secret family recipe of slow-simmered vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic and herbs to kitchens everywhere.
In my very own non-traditional Italian recipe I’ve deliciously combined: fettuccine, sautéed shrimp, feta cheese, Ragu® Chunky Roasted Garlic Sauce along with a crunchy breadcrumb topping. A surprisingly simple dish that delivers loads of flavor! My family gathered around the table to enjoy a homemade dinner that was comforting and delicious.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ragu. The opinions and text are all mine.