Pasta and Rice


Meaty Cheesy Pasta Dinner

Meaty Cheesy Pasta Dinner

This dish is tasty and easy to make—and all ages love it!
Chock-Full-O-Veggies Lasagna

Chock-Full-O-Veggies Lasagna

We won’t lie … this lasagna is a bit fussy. But the extra time it takes to prep this dish is well worth the effort. As lasagnas go, this one has super, duper kid appeal....
Chicken Picante

Chicken Picante

This is a quick and easy to make recipe. Tired of chicken? Boneless pork can be substituted for the chicken.
Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

If you're running short on time, use premade pesto instead.
Ribollita al Pomodoro Soup

Ribollita al Pomodoro Soup

Looking for a way to use up leftover crusty bread? Throw it in this hearty soup with vegetables, beans and seasonings, and you’ve got major comfort food. Ribollita refers...
Healthier Hamburger Helper

Healthier Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper may get a bad rap when it comes to good nutrition for families, but this classic boxed dinner can indeed be tweaked to be good for you. Check out our made-from-scratch...
Family-Friendly Chicken Curry Over Rice

Family-Friendly Chicken Curry Over Rice

Though the recipe calls for one batch of my Simple White Sauce, my kids love this dish so much that I usually double or triple the recipe (and the sauce) for make-ahead dinners...
Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Try these variations to this delicious stew: Dredge the beef in flour and saute in olive oil before adding to the slow cooker. Also, add a savory spice, such as cumin, cloves or...

Spinach Lasagna

Though this recipe calls for baking the lasagna, the oven should not be preheated! Instead, the dish is placed in a cold oven, which is then heated to 350 F—the preheating...
Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash

Often you’ll find recipes for this classic Hungarian dish swimming in a heavy cream sauce. By adding just a little more sherry wine and boiling it down until until the...
Crock-Pot Meaty Pasta Sauce

Crock-Pot Meaty Pasta Sauce

Making a few recipes on Saturday or Sunday to store in the fridge or freezer means a lot less cooking to do during the week when life gets overwhelming. This recipe is quick...
Quick Meatball Soup

Quick Meatball Soup

This dish is terrific when you need something hearty and quick.
Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

This Chicken Pesto Pasta is one of those meals that's seriously fast. It's even faster if you buy rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. And to save even more time, purchase...
Cheesy Kale Pasta Bake

Cheesy Kale Pasta Bake

Kale is abundant in many areas during the summer, and this dish is a tasty and nutritious way to use it up. Depending on your taste (or time), you don’t have to add the...
Spaghetti With Spinach and Chickpeas

Spaghetti With Spinach and Chickpeas

This dish is fit for company if you have fresh spinach and high-quality olive oil, but will work just as well as a quick weeknight dinner if all you have on hand is a block...