There’s always that one random box of pasta you don’t know what to do with…surely I’m not the only one! The one you usually just dump a jar of marinara over and call it a day? Yeah that one.
Well hold your Ragu people – I have some answers for you! These taste WAY better and don’t take much more time or dishes to make. And I’ve made every one of these recipes myself so I can vouch for their ease and tastiness personally.
Plus, they are easy to add extra veggies to, they can feed a crowd and they reheat like a charm, what’s not to love?
- Creamy Sausage and Spinach Tortellini
Tip: Buy some frozen tortellini so you don’t have to worry about the fresh stuff going bad before you have a chance to make it – Aldi has a great one.
- Cajun Chicken Pasta (made this one last night with a hidden box of bowtie pasta ;))
Tip: Use frozen chopped bell peppers and onions for the same reason as above, OR use this as way to get rid of your on the edge produce that’s about to go bad. Also – want to lighten up the recipe? Go easy on the cream or sub milk, you don’t have to drench the pasta in sauce.
- Pesto Chicken Florentine
Tip: The packet alfredo is really much better than the jarred, it takes more time but it’s worth it. Promise.
- No Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni
Tip: Reheats really well!
- Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
Tip: Serve with chicken or shrimp