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Roasted Delicata and Goat Cheese Pasta

Roasted Delicata Squash and Goat Cheese Pasta

As its name suggests, delicata squash has a “delicate” skin that is completely edible when cooked, which means you don’t need to peel it (so it’s perfect for quick meals). Here, roasted delicata is tossed with sturdy bucatini and a mild goat cheese sauce to allow the sweetness of the squash to really shine. It’s […]

Cheese tortellini with roasted red pepper pesto and spinach

Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Swap in a jar of roasted red bell peppers for basil in this 20-minute weeknight-friendly pasta dish. Be sure to drain and rinse the red peppers to remove the brine (which can be a little too tangy). For an easy protein boost, top this garlicky tortellini with leftover roasted chicken or stir in a can […]

Dinner table setting with two bowls of chicken cacciatore pasta.

Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore

Serve all the flavor of a traditional Chicken Cacciatore in a fraction of the time (I’m talking 15 minutes!) with the help of a few store-bought shortcuts, like pre-sliced peppers and rotisserie chicken. Swap out the pasta for toasted baguette slices to keep this even simpler. Serve with a simple green salad.

One Pot Taco Pasta

One Pot Taco Pasta

Nothing beats taco or pasta night, unless it’s taco pasta night. This One Pot Taco Pasta begins and ends with one pan (which ups your odds of convincing someone else to do the dishes). Saute ground beef (or turkey) along with a couple cups of veg, then cook the whole wheat pasta right in the […]

Linguine with Easy Clam Sauce

Linguini with Easy Clam Sauce

When you’re stuck in the middle of February (or any month not ending in “r”) and craving clams, enter our favorite Linguini with Easy Clam Sauce. This weeknight-friendly pasta is made with canned wild clams and brightened up with a ton of fresh lemon and a generous handful of parsley. Don’t be tempted to skip […]

4 Ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken

4-Ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken

Have a meal on the table in minutes with this 20-minute, 4-ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken, which calls for one of my favorite weeknight shortcuts – store-bought pesto. We like to eat this over whole wheat orzo (tossed in a little olive oil and grated parmesan cheese) alongside a simple green salad.

Weeknight Chicken Parmesan

Weeknight Chicken Parmesan

Nothing says weekend like Chicken Parmesan, except this one comes together without a lot of fuss on a Monday or Tuesday in one pan and in 30 minutes. You can serve this with pasta, but if I’m not up for boiling water, we’ll eat this alongside roasted green beans or broccoli (since the oven is […]

One Pan Ravioli with Easy Meat Sauce

One Pan Ravioli with Easy Meat Sauce

When Monday dinner won’t cook itself, jarred sauce and frozen ravioli pull through for the win. Stir frozen ravioli into a simmering sauce until heated through, no need to boil it separately here. This is a weeknight staple in our house. Round it out with a simple salad.

Three-Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Three-Ingredient Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

I love a good weeknight dinner hack. Would you believe me if I told you this creamy butternut squash mac and cheese is made with just 3 INGREDIENTS? And one of them is not boxed creamy shells and cheese (no hating on the shells though, which were basically my undergrad fuel source).

Savory One Pan Beef and Mushroom Noodles

One Pan Savory Beef and Mushroom Noodles

What happens when old school Hamburger Helper meets real food? THIS simple ten-ingredient, one pan Savory Beef and Mushroom Noodles dish made with ingredients you trust a bit more. No MSG, yellow #5, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn syrup…

Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and Sausage Meatballs

Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Sausage Meatballs

Here’s an easy way to get them to eat their greens. There’s a pound of spinach in this Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and Sausage Meatballs and I bet no one will complain. And because life is complicated enough, 1-ingredient meatballs! Roll bulk Italian sausage into meatballs and call it a day.