Who doesn’t like pasta alfredo? This is pasta alfredo with a little less guilt…I use whole grain pasta, lots of mushrooms, peas and just enough cream to make it taste like alfredo. Make this once and your family will keep on requesting it! (Adapted from Everyday Food)
I love Thai food and making it at home is both healthier and much easier than I would have thought! This popular Thai dish gets its name from its spiciness, which legend has would cause people to drink a lot to cool down. I love spice, but not all of those in my family enjoy that. The good thing is that this is super flavorful, with or without the spice. Make this as spicy as you like, or leave out some chilis and sriracha if you want to try a more tame version.
This pasta dinner is both delicious and super easy to make. The lemon zest and parmesan contribute some punch while the broccoli adds color and a nice bite. You can serve this pasta warm or make this dinner ahead of time and serve it at room temperature. (Adapted from The Barfeoot Contessa)
My mother made the best meat sauce. I am biased, but in this case, I have confirmation from all those who have eaten it and then turn it into their own family staple. The secret ingredient here is cinnamon –not too much that it tastes like breakfast, but just enough that it gives it a special taste. My innovation in this is that I throw all of the veggies into the food processor and grind them up to the size of ground meat. In the end, there are equal parts meat and veggies, which adds great flavor, nutrition and lightens it up. This recipe makes enough for a family dinner and then some more to freeze – which I think you’ll want to have on hand… I like to serve this with my favorite cucumber salad.
My kids love kale – yes, you just read that. Now, I know not everyone’s family loves kale, but who doesn’t love pasta night? Try this recipe for a family dinner and see if you can make them all Kale converts. The bright lemony flavor of the zest and juice and salty parmesan, together with the chewy kale, all come together to create a full flavored pasta that adults and kids alike will love.