I make many meals at home and, like you, I’ve been making a lot more of my meals at home this year. The pantry is always stocked with boxed pasta and on those nights I don’t know what to make I grab a box. These are easy pasta recipes that are made with few ingredients. They make pasta interesting and always have my family running to the table.
“This rich, creamy dish is one of my favorite comfort foods and it has gotten rave reviews from even the pickiest eaters of the family,” Megan says. “It’s also very easy to make; when my husband learned to cook, this was the first dish he made.”
Comfort food to the max! Cheesy and creamy, this is a fantastic and simple alfredo recipe. It’s delicious as is served with garlic bread. Sometimes, though, I like to add grilled chicken to stretch the recipe.
“If you like sausage and bacon you’re going to love this,” thinks Wanda. “My family loves it. I hope yours will too.”
Balsamic vinegar and caramelizing the onions add a bit of sweetness to the dish. It’s smoky from the bacon and has a slight bite from the pepper flakes. If you don’t like spice, they can easily be left out. If heat is your thing, spicy sausage could be substituted. Serve with a salad and you have a dinner that’s easy enough for a weeknight but impressive enough for company.
Sena’s Spinach Parmesan With Pasta is creamy, cheesy, quick, and easy – just how I like a recipe. I like to add bacon bits as Sena suggested and it really brings another depth of flavor. My favorite part is the pop of sweetness from sun-dried tomatoes. It’s a filling pasta dinner.
“This tastes like a cross between a meat lovers pizza and lasagna,” reveals Gail. “It is easy to make and very appetizing.”
Full of tomatoey flavor this casserole has a great meaty taste throughout. The bits of ooey, gooey cheese is perfect. Gail is right, it tastes like a cross between pizza and lasagna. So good!
“It’s very cheesy and full of flavor,” shares Leslie. “My picky 11-year-old daughter even loved it! A must-try for lasagna lovers.”
Leslie’s meatless lasagna uses your favorite jarred pasta sauce which cuts down on prep time. It’s layered with noodles, spinach, roasted red peppers, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese. A delicious vegetarian entree.
These hearty pasta dinners are guaranteed to leave the family full. They’re uncomplicated pasta dishes that will impress your family. If you want more ideas, check out our Pasta Collection. Happy Pinching!