Two of my favorite foods are pasta and beans and when you put them together, they create one of my favorite soups. Pasta E Fagioli, or Pasta with Beans is such a flavorful and comforting soup that is easy to make and will warm you up on a cool fall or winter night. This is a great soup to have as an appetizer or as a your meal. I love to make a big pot of this and enjoy it for lunch for several days in a row. Try this recipe out today, and you will see why!
Goat Cheese, Pesto and Chicken Pasta
You know what I love?? I love recipes that are super easy to make, but taste like they came from the fanciest restaurant you can think of. That is exactly what this Goat Cheese, Pesto and Chicken Pasta is! It takes just a few minutes to make, but it tastes incredible! This is a great meal to make for guests as they are sure to be impressed. Try this out today and let me know what you think!
Loaded Gnocchi Skillet – With Bacon, Cheese & Green Onion
Typically, when I think of gnocchi, I imagine it prepared in a traditional “pasta type” recipe. I really like it with a spicy tomato cream sauce, or even with a brown butter sauce. Considering that gnocchi is made of potatoes, I decided to try something different and make this Loaded Gnocchi Skillet. I love to top my potatoes with cheese, bacon and green onion, so I thought the same set-up might just work for gnocchi, and it sure did!
Instant Pot Beef Ragu with Pappardelle – Great for Guests!
This Instant Pot Beef Ragu with Pappardelle requires only a few minutes of prep time, and the end result is a delicious, hearty and elegant pasta dish that will impress any dinner guest. I love super easy recipes that yield amazing results, and this is definitely one of those. Serve these with a fresh salad, warm bread and a bottle of wine and enjoy!
Oven Baked Mozzarella Topped Tortellini – Easy & One Dish
Pasta is the ultimate comfort food to me. I could eat it all day everyday. Obviously I shouldn’t do that, but I sure could. I love quick and easy pasta recipes because most people love them, and they can feed a crowd without a ton of work. This Oven Baked Mozzarella Topped Tortellini recipe has a homemade tomato sauce to make things a little healthier, and it requires only a mixing bowl, spatula, baking dish and just 5 minutes of prep time. This would be great with a fresh salad and some warm bread!
Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Bake – Rich, Creamy & Kid Friendly
This Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Bake is the perfect dish for a Sunday night family dinner! Gather around the table with plates of this, warm garlic bread and fresh salads and enjoy! This dish is made with an easy to make homemade Alfredo Sauce, tender chicken, farfalle noodles and a bubbly cheesy topping. Satisfy all of your comfort food cravings with this recipe!
One Pot Lasagna Soup – Easy Clean Up and Kid Friendly
My husband travels pretty often for work, and I really think the worst part of him being gone (other than missing him, obviously) is dishes. Let me explain – at the end of a long day of school and 5 million other activities, getting 4 young kids fed, bathed and to bed is pretty much like running a marathon. Because our house is pretty much 100% chaos between the hours of 5-8, I usually focus all of my energy on getting the kids to bed, and the dishes become an after thought. It never fails – I finally get the last kid to bed and breathe a sigh of relief. Then I walk downstairs and back into the kitchen and want to run far, far away. Finding the strength to get those dishes done at that point is next to impossible. That’s why recipes like this One Pot Lasagna Soup are perfect for me. There is SO MUCH less clean-up!
Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas – Easy, and Ready in 20 Minutes
This Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas is one of those recipes that looks and tastes like something that took a while to prepare, but in reality it only took about 20 minutes. This is a great dish to prepare for dinner guests (double the recipe!), or just for a quick weeknight meal. This easy meal is loaded with peas, bacon, gnocchi and a fantastic creamy sauce. Serve this with a fresh salad or all on it’s own and enjoy!
Pepperoni Pizza Mac & Cheese – Easy & Made in One Dish
If your family is anything like mine, finding a recipe that everyone likes is nearly impossible. Here is one meal that we all go crazy for! This Pepperoni Pizza Mac & Cheese is so incredibly easy to make, and the clean up is even easier! This recipe is made in only one dish! It is a great easy and kid friendly meal. Serve it with a fresh salad and some garlic bread for a simple weeknight dinner that your whole family will love!
Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup – Easy and Ready in 30 Minutes
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!