Vegetable beef soup over pasta – made simple with #Ragu #simmeredintradition #ad

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Now that winter looms around the corner, it’s starting to feel like soup season. We had a chilly day here in Northeast Tennessee, and the evening temps will continue to be low all week. Knowing that I’d have a busy day tomorrow, and not much more time today, I knew that it was time to make some soup that could be reheated the next day. Since time was tight, we ran into the local drugstore to get the one thing I needed to fill out the recipe — Ragu pasta sauce.  I used this as the base for my vegetable beef soup to give it the right amount of richness without needing to add a can of chopped tomatoes, which tend to be too watery.  My kids don’t like the chunk of tomatoes in canned versions, either.  Ragu’s pasta sauce has a depth of flavor that complements the beef in this soup.  You can serve it with any pasta of your choice.  We like to stir in macaroni, alphabet pasta, and even thin spaghetti. I’ve even been known to stir in a box of uncooked macaroni and cheese! 

Ragu was my first sauce of choice because it’s what my mom always bought.  After trying other brands over the years, it became the only jarred sauce I’d buy.  The flavors are delicious, and I love that it follows the No.No.No. plan.  No artificial colors, flavors, or high fructose corn syrup are used in this product.  It’s affordable and easy to find, too.

Vegetable beef soup over pasta made simple with #Ragu #steepedintradition #ad #giveaway at

Although you could use any Ragu tomato-based flavor in this recipe, our family favorite is Sun Ripened Tomato and Sweet Basil.   Other ingredients used are pictured below.  We will enjoy our soup over a side of cooked pasta, so don’t forget to pick up your favorite pasta shape (or flavor!) when purchasing for this recipe.

Vegetable beef soup over pasta made simple with #Ragu #steepedintradition #ad #giveaway at

It’s quick as a wink to stir up the ingredients for this delicious soup.  First, I browned the beef in a large stockpot.  While the beef cooked, I chopped the onions and garlic and added them to the pot.  A tablespoon of butter helps to soften the meat, and gently flavors the soup.  Once the meat was no longer pink, I added a generous 1/4 cup of Ragu pasta sauce to the pot.

Vegetable beef soup over pasta made simple with #Ragu #steepedintradition #ad #giveaway at  Look at all that steamy goodness!  I stirred the sauce into the meat mixture, then added the rest of the ingredients– frozen veggies and beef broth.  After combining all these delicious parts into one fabulous pot of soup, I stored the whole thing (pot and all!) in the fridge.

Vegetable beef soup over pasta made simple with #Ragu #steepedintradition #ad #giveaway at

Tomorrow after our busy day of school and extracurriculars, this soup will make a heartwarming meal.  It will take only a few minutes to heat the entire pot over the stove.  While it’s warming up, I can have the pasta cooked, drained, and ready to serve.  Being a busy working mom can feel overwhelming at times.  Using quick ingredients like Ragu pasta sauce ensure that my family can enjoy a hot, homemade meal during the whirlwind week.  Knowing that Ragu began with the hard work of another dedicated mom, Assunta Cantisano, helps me to love it even more.  My kids often ask me to make soup on cold-weather days, and it’s nice to know that the traditions started in my home might carry on like Assunta’s dream.

Does Ragu have a place in your pantry, too?  Tell us about the ways you use Ragu to create family memories and traditions.

Vegetable beef soup

Vegetable beef soup


  • 1.5 pounds ground round
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1/4 cup Ragu pasta sauce
  • 1 carton beef broth
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (15-24 oz)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, brown the beef, onion, and garlic in butter. When the meat is no longer pink, add the pasta sauce. Stir to combine. Pour in beef broth; mix in frozen vegetables. Allow the soup to simmer until vegetables are tender. Add salt and pepper as desired. Serve over pasta, or top with sliced cheese.
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  1. I have also used Ragu as a base for soups, but vegetarian soups like minestrone and pasta fagiouli. I like that Ragu is already seasoned so you don’t have to add a lot to it.

  2. This soup looks absolutely delicious. I would like to make this recipe.

  3. Yummy! Worth a shot. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Soup made with pasta sauce? That’s really interesting. It doesn’t sound like anything I’ve ever heard of or tried before.

  5. natalie nichols says:

    What an awesome, easy recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

  6. I still want to make this, it sounds so good!

  7. I use a quart jar to put left overs in during the week. I put in that last spoonful of pasta, beans, rice, whatever in the jar, toss it in the freezer and at the end of the week -pull it out, thaw it and combine it with a jar of canned tomatoes. Definitely going to think about using a jar of Ragu

  8. I love to make soup in the winter!!

  9. This soup looks delicious!

  10. I love Ragu as a base for soups. I will definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Angela Saver says:

    This sounds so good! It’s an easy fix too, so I love that!

  12. beth shepherd says:

    This looks good

  13. Stick to your ribs cooking great on a winter’s day.

  14. This looks very yummy.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    This recipe sounds so yummy…and pretty easy, too! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I will be making it real soon!!

  16. Dotty J Boucher says:

    This looks amazing, and I love how easy this recipe is, I have eaten many vegetarian meals, I don’t mind them at all, Will give this recipe a try and Love your dress

  17. This sounds too easy and too good. I want some!

  18. I can eat soup all year round.

  19. Julie Waldron says:

    This sounds like a great recipe & easy too.

  20. I never thought of using sauce this way, oh it looks so good, I’m excited to try something new and delish! Wow!

  21. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I would have never thought of using Ragu as a base. That looks yummy!

  22. Tamra Phelps says:

    We use Ragu all the time, but I never tried using it in soup. That’s a great idea. I think I might steal it, lol.

  23. Wow – never thought to use Ragu as the base for soup! Looks good.

  24. rochelle haynes says:

    Looking good love to try this

  25. This does look good. I like easy.

  26. This soup looks good.

  27. Looks yummy and so easy to make! I always have Ragu in my pantry, would try to recreate this soon!

  28. Maryann D. says:

    This seems like a wonderful and tasty recipe. This would be perfect for the winter months!

  29. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This sounds so good. It will be great for a cool evening meal. We will be getting those cool evenings soon. Thank you for sharing

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