In the crazy world we are living in, especially if you have hungry kids, there is always the need for an easy weeknight meal that will deliver happy full bellies. In the zesty skillet macaroni with meat sauce is the perfect dish. The pasta is cooked to perfectly tender in a homemade zesty meat sauce that thickens as it cooks and topped with creamy cheese and basil. The best part is the meal takes under 30 minutes and requires 1 skillet with a lid.
When looking for a great mid week dinner, the ease of cleaning up after is just as important as the time it takes to cook. In this creamy pasta with baby spinach, the whole dish is made in one single pan, which makes the clean up just as quick. The pasta comes out perfectly cooked and packed with fresh spinach all covered in a cream sauce that makes it self with the cream and parmesan cheese. The whole dish can be made in under 30 minutes.
If you are looking for a great recipe to use up those summer squash, this summer squash and sausage pasta skillet is the perfect recipe to use. The pasta is cooked directly in the sauce so the pasta is filled with all of the flavors from the sausage and tomatoes. Then is topped with creamy parmesan cheese and bright bold flavors of the freshly cut basil. It is the complete one dish meal from start to finish so clean up is a breeze and preparation and cooking takes less than 30 minutes. The squash can easily replaced with zucchini with no changes to the recipe.
When growing up we had a restaurant close to my home that had a sun-dried tomato and broccoli pasta that was packed with garlic and the flavor of the dish was amazing. Using that as a base for this sun-dried tomato chicken and broccoli pasta is tossed in a simple cream sauce with sun-dried tomato paste (it can be found in the italian section of grocery store or follow the recipe below). The pasta has a great rich and garlicky taste that is absolutely delicious.
Beef Stroganoff is a classic dish from eastern europe into russia with french techniques that is typically made from the scrap meat off of the beef tenderloin sauteed with wine, onions, mushrooms and a small amount of sour cream. With the replacement of beef tenderloin with a more inexpensive cut of beef such as tri-tip or sirloin, you get the same lean beef flavour that is desired in this dish and with baby portabella you get a great earthy flavor that button mushrooms lack. The beef stroganoff can be made well under 30 minutes and is a family favorite. Typically beef stroganoff is served over egg noodles, pasta, rice or over potato fries are the most popular options around the world.
The perfect weeknight recipe is a meal that can be made in under 30 minutes and is simple ans stress free. This simple lemon pepper chicken pasta is a meal that can be made in well under 30 minutes and will feed a large family. The recipe is easy to make and has only easy to find ingredients that are inexpensive, and pack a great creamy lemon flavor that your whole family will like. It is a great change from the same old spaghetti dinner we are all used to. Check out the recipe below in the post.
One of the easiest meals to prepare for a family or large gathering is a simple pasta dish. Pasta dishes are easy and very inexpensive to prepare and goes a long way. This Sausage and mushroom penne gratin is a great substitute for the standard pasta bake. It is quick to make since you cook everything on the stove top and bake really quick under a broiler to get the brown and bubbly you enjoy from a dish that has baked for a long time in the oven. Check out the recipe below in post.
As spring is finally coming along and summer is on the horizon, the one plant in my garden that keeps showing up is tomatoes (even if I don't plant them haha). In about about a month or two I will have so many I will have no idea what to do with them since they do tend to show up all at once. This fresh tomato and spinach pasta is a great way to use those tomatoes that come all at once. The fresh tomato and garlic make the prefect light tomato sauce that is packed with flavor and vital nutrients. The meal can be made in under 30 minutes from start to finish and will make your house smell like a little bistro in Italy. Check out the recipe below in post.
Some of the best meals are the meals that are made with a few simple ingredients and is simple to make in a short time. This Red Curry Peanut Noodles with Shrimp is a meal that has great simple ingredients that are pack with flavors and the whole meal can be made in under 20 minutes total. The heat of the meal can be easy adjusted by the amount of curry paste you use. The peanut butter does tend to tame the heat but there is a bit of heat that still makes it through. at the end. The shrimp can be easily replaced with chicken or some other protein that fits your preference more. This is a great meal for the peanut lover which my family is full of.
With a lot of family super busy throughout the week it is sometimes hard to find a dish that is easy and still has a great amount of flavor. This mexican-style pasta skillet is a great option for an easy dinner since there is only a few ingredients and very easy to find ingredients at the grocery store. The chipotle peppers add a great smokey flavor and a bit of heat that isn't over powering but transforms the dish to what it is. The whole meal can be made pretty much in the time it takes to make the pasta. Check out the recipe below
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!