New Tra-Dish: Italian Cheesesteak Bake


The following post is sponsored by Ragú®

Put a fun new spin on a classic recipe and make a New Tra-Dish! This one comes from Angela over at LeMoine Family Kitchen, who came up with a delicious twist on the traditional Italian Cheesesteak.
She turned it into a casserole! Love!
Check out her post below:

I am so excited to share this post with you! I was recently given the fantastic opportunity to take part in a sort of makeover challenge by Ragú. I was assigned to put my own twist on The Italian Cheesesteak Sandwich by Ragú.

Living in NJ, we are lucky enough to have Philadelphia just a short car ride away and what is Philly known for if not their cheesesteaks and I am a HUGE fan of them! What’s not to love about a cheesesteak? Beef, peppers, onions, cheese and crusty bread! 

Despite my French last name, I am 100% Italian and I love giving dishes an Italian twist, so I was thrilled to get the Italian Cheesesteak as my challenge! All the same basic components but with the addition of a great go-to sauce like Ragu® Old World Style® Traditional Pasta Sauce and the use of some Italian cheese.

FUN FACT:  Each jar of Ragu® Old World Style® Traditional Pasta Sauce is made with 11 juicy tomatoes, making it its richest, thickest recipe {*versus previous OWS formula}.

Here’s my twist: take all the goodness that makes up an Italian Cheesesteak and turn it into a oven baked dish! This dish was a huge hit and so perfect for a quick weeknight meal!

Ragú New Tra-Dish Italian Cheesesteak Bake


  • 1 – 1lb loaf of ciabatta bread, cut into large cubes and dried overnight
  • 1 1/2 lbs of sandwich steak, rough chopped
  • 3 – 4 bell peppers, rough chopped
  • 1 small red onion, rough chopped
  • 1 1/2 jars Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce
  • 3 cups Italian blend shredded cheese (provolone, pecorino, mozzarella)


1. Cut the loaf of ciabatta bread into large cubes and place onto a baking sheet. Let them sit overnight to dry out, which will prevent the bread from getting overly soft during the cooking process. If you don’t have time, no worries, simply pop the baking sheet in the oven for about 10 minutes to draw out the moisture.

2. Add the bread, steak, peppers, onions, 1 jar of Ragú sauce and 2 cups of cheese to a large bowl.
3. Toss to combine well and pour into a large baking dish.
4. Top with an additional 1/2 jar of Ragú sauce and the remaining 1 cup of cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes in a 375 degree oven until bubbly and golden.

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