Margherita Pasta ~ quick easy pasta dish (we like the taste & health benefit of a whole wheat or whole grain pasta; can't find the land o lakes butter w/olive oil where I shop, so I just use a bit of both with a pinch of salt)
"My husband calls this THE sauce. Anytime pasta is being made, he eagerly asks, “will it have the sauce?” It gets put in so many dishes. It's the best tomato cream sauce ever!" 1 c broth, 2 c tomato pasta sauce, c heavy cream
Chicken Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
Chicken Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna - made with shredded chicken, fresh spinach, mushrooms, and light sauce | littlebroken.com @littlebroken
Sub ground pita for breadcrumbs. This tasty zucchini garlic bites recipe combines shredded zucchini with garlic, Parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, and is served with a marinara dipping sauce for an Italian inspired twist.
Sub go lean veg sausage--Zucchini Stuffed Shells with Sausage - Tender pasta shells filled with Ricotta and mozzarella cheese and shredded zucchini. Smothered in a rich sausage marinara. Such an elegant weeknight dinner!
(I would change amounts to 3 cups pasta, 2 cups corn, 2 cups black beans.) A delicious MEXICAN STREET CORN Pasta salad with tons of veggies, bacon, and a simple creamy CHILI LIME dressing that takes a minute to whip together.
One Pot Baked Ziti: Even the pasta cooks right in the pan with the sauce. I used jar of pasta sauce instead of crushed tomato and cream cheese instead of heavy cream.because it's what I had on hand. The whole family loved it.