There is something so comforting about a big bowl of hot soup after a long cold day. Tomato soup is great all on it’s own, but I decided to jazz it up just a little by creating this Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup. This soup is very easy to make and ready in only 30 minutes, so it is a great simple weeknight dinner that you can feel good about serving to your family. Serve this up with a fresh salad, grilled cheese or some crusty bread and enjoy!
I went out to lunch a couple days ago and when I was looking through the menu I came across a pasta with arrabbiata sauce. I had forgotten how much I loved this simple, spicy tomato sauce and I was determined to make it for myself when I got home! It took a little trial and error, but I finally came up with (in my opinion) the perfect balance of garlic, spice and basil flavors. This Easy, Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce would be delicious served with pasta, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash or with any meat. I hope you love it!
Finding a recipe that is quick, easy, healthy, delicious AND low carb can seem almost impossible at times. This Easy Caprese Stuffed Chicken is all of those things! Making this is as simple as cutting a pocket in a few chicken breasts, stuffing them with some fresh ingredients, seasoning them and baking them. This chicken pairs well with some fresh vegetables, a salad, rice or fresh pasta.
Have you ever ordered Arancini from an Italian restaurant? If you have not, you are missing out. These fried rice balls are such an amazing appetizer! For this Arancini Rice Ball Casserole, I decided to create a casserole that incorporates many of the delicious flavors from this Sicilian classic and adds just the right amount of fresh veggies to give you an amazing, satisfying and delicious meal all in one dish. Serve this with a fresh salad and enjoy it with a group of friends and family today!
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are definitely one of the most popular pieces of meat used these days for easy dinner recipes. I also love these recipes, but sometimes they leave much to be desired. Boneless, skinless chicken, if not prepared the right way, can be dry, bland and flavorless. This Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Pesto Chicken Melt is none of those things. This dish uses my homemade Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto and fresh mozzarella to create a recipe that is super easy to make and loaded with amazing flavor. Give it a try today!
Pesto is one of those things that tastes remarkably better when made from scratch rather than a store bought version. It is also a super easy thing to make, so why not?! I decided to change it up a bit with this recipe and make a Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto. Don’t get me wrong, I love a traditional pesto, but this one is just different enough to keep things exciting. Making this pesto takes just a few minutes, and it is delicious when served with so many different things. I like to perk up a basic piece of chicken with this pesto, toss it with some fresh pasta and even slather it on a piece of toast with some avocado and mozzarella. No matter what you do with it, you will be glad you have this pesto on hand!
Pasta is by and far my favorite comfort food, but it is (usually) a guilty pleasure. Many pasta sauces are loaded with way too many carbs, calories, unnecessary sugar and preservatives. Pasta sauce is one of those things that is so easy to make, but many of us tend to pick up a jar of the pre-made stuff out of convenience. This Easy & Healthy Tomato sauce will change all of that! This sauce takes only a few minutes of active cooking time, and just 30 minutes to allow all of the flavors to simmer together. After that, you have a delicious homemade tomato sauce that is considerably better for you and better tasting than anything you will find in the grocery store. With only 92 calories and 9 net carbs per serving, this is a sauce that you don’t have to feel bad about!
This Caprese Pasta Salad is made using whole wheat pasta, fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella pearls. Balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt are tossed in and a simple, quick, delicious and easy pasta salad is born! This would be a great dish to have as a quick and easy vegetarian dinner, or as a side with your favorite protein. This would also be an excellent thing to bring to your next summer get together. Your friends will love it!
In the summer, I am always looking for dinner ideas that are quick and easy, but also lighter and healthier. I also love grilling, as it makes it easier to keep a watchful eye on my little ones as they play outdoors. This bruschetta chicken takes only about 15 minutes to prepare, it can be grilled or prepared on the stovetop and it comes in at under 500 calories and only 7 net carbs. This would be a great way to use those delicious fresh summertime tomatoes!
I feel like one of the most important things to find when you move to a new area is great Asian food of all types. It is just one of those things that when the craving hits, you need that great little restaurant to head to. Well, we recently moved to a new area, and we have not found that spot yet. So, I had to improvise. Let me tell you – this sweet chili chicken and noodle stir fry did not disappoint!