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Quick Weeknight Dinners Series: Easy Pasta Recipes

Quick Weeknight Dinners Series: Easy Pasta Recipes

Welcome to the latest edition of our Quick Weeknight Dinners series! We know how fast your schedule fills up, and the last thing you want to do after a hectic day of work and errands is spend your time in the kitchen. That's why we decided to search the web for tasty meal ideas that are ready fast and can often be made from ingredients you already have on hand.

Pasta is a popular go-to dinner idea when time is short, but why make the same old spaghetti with tomato sauce when there are so many other recipes that are packed with flavor? Below are some of our favorite quick weeknight dinners using pasta that – best of all – take less than an hour to make. Happy cooking!

5 Quick Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

30-Minute Skillet Lasagna

Italian night is always a hit, but traditional lasagna can be a hassle to make. That's why we love the idea of a delicious, cheesy version you can make in the skillet instead of in the oven. And, since it's ready in about 30 minutes, you and your kids won't have to wait long for a yummy meal!

Italian Sausage and Penne Bake

Want something different with your pasta than chicken or ground beef? This delicious baked pasta dish uses flavorful Italian sausage to create a quick weeknight dinner. Make extra to freeze and reheat for an even faster dinner later.

Tempura Chicken Noodle Toss

Make your pasta dish even easier by adding your favorite flavor of Kahiki's Tempura Chicken! You can also customize this recipe by changing the amount of sauce and what vegetables you use. This noodle dish is ready in 20 minutes, perfect for when you want an easy dish with a fun Asian flair.

Peppered Lemon Chicken Pasta

A meal doesn't need a ton of ingredients to be delicious. Some of the best are made with the simplest of recipes. This easy chicken and pasta dish uses lemon juice, ground red pepper and green onions to create a unique flavor your whole family will love. Plus it's ready in a little over 30 minutes – how can you beat that?

Easy Slow Cooker Taco Pasta

Slow cookers are your best friend when you have a full day but still want to make a hot, home-cooked meal. This taco pasta is a fun way to switch things up and only takes 15 minutes to prep!

What's your favorite go-to recipe for busy days? Share it with us on our Facebook page and we could feature it in a future blog post.