Happy Sunday guys! I hope everyone has had an awesome weekend. If you follow me on insta stories you already know I had a little mishap yesterday involving a gallon of milk exploding in my car… just keeping the weekends exciting you know? Haha, The struggle is real when it comes to mom life & work life and part of that is trying to cook from home more. I don’t have a ton of meals in my cooking repertoire (although I can make a mean steak!) so to make things a little easier I dug up some super yummy and quick recipes on  to try and to share with you guys too!


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CHICKEN PARMESAN BAKED ZITI

| Makes: 6-8 Servings|

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces DeLallo penne ziti (or any pasta shape)
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken (about 2 small chicken breasts)
  • 1 (25 ounce) jar DeLallo Pomodoro Fresco Tomato-Basil Sauce (pasta sauce)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I used 2% low fat)
  • 1/3 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cook the pasta al dente in a large stockpot of well-salted boiling according to package instructions. Drain. Return pasta to the stockpot and add chicken and tomato sauce. Gently toss to combine until the pasta is evenly coated.
  • Pour half of the pasta into a greased 11×7-inch or 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese and half of the basil. Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and just barely starts to turn golden. Remove and sprinkle immediately with the remaining Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Serve warm.


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MEATBALL SLIDERS

| Makes: 15 Servings |

Ingredients:

  • 15 Slider buns
  • 15 Meatballs, cooked
  • 2 c Ragu® Traditional Sauce
  • 2 c Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place the bottom half of the slider buns in a casserole dish.
  • Spoon a little sauce on each bun then place a meatball on each one, and add just a little more sauce over the meatballs.
  • Cover the meatballs in mozzarella cheese.
  • Place the top buns over the meatballs and brush them with a little oil.
  • Combine the Parmesan cheese and the Italian seasoning then sprinkle it over the buns.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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TORTELLINI IN PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE

| Makes: 4-6 Servings |

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound cheese tortellini
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 ounces baby spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced

Instructions:

  • Boil the tortellini according the package directions.
  • While the tortellini is cooking, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Sprinkle in the flour and stir until it has absorbed the melted butter, becomes a paste and begins to smell nutty. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream (at first the mixture will be thick and chunky, but it will smooth and thin out), then add the salt and Parmesan cheese. Allow to simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, then transfer the cooked and drained tortellini to the skillet, gently stirring to coat the tortellini with the sauce. Serve immediately.


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CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE

| Makes: 6 Servings |

Ingredients:

  • 1 14 oz jar or can Enchilada sauce
  • 2 to 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 6 corn tortillas, 6 inch each
  • 2 chicken breasts

See instructions .

 

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CHEESY RAVIOLI BAKE

| Makes: 8 Servings |

Ingredients:

  • 20 ounce package refrigerated cheese-filled ravioli
  • 1 – 26 oz. jar pasta sauce (your favorite)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Cook ravioli as directed on package. Drain and set aside.
  • In medium/large pot, mix pasta sauce and basil and cook on medium heat until heated through (about 4-6 minutes). Add cooked ravioli and mix well
  • Pour into 9×13 pan. Top with cheese and bake for 12 minutes.

SAVE NOW – PIN FOR LATER!

 

Let me know if you guys get a chance to make any of these!

XX,

Christine



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  1. Pam

    Oh those ravioli look so gooooood! ♥.♥
    Great recipes!

  2. Polly

    That tortellini dish looks amazing! I love stuffed pasta!

    Polly

  3. Natali

    Everything, I means everything looks SO delicious!!! Mmmm, thanks for sharing!

  4. Kelly

    Do you really personally eat pasta like that?

    1. Staci

      My thoughts exactly. Highly doubt it.

      1. Yes I love pasta it’s my for sure one of my favorite foods! Maybe tied with chips and guac 🙂

  5. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Parfait recipes . . . Looks sooo good already! Merci for sharing! 🙂

  6. Minau

    Great recepis! I will def try the first one!

  7. Tess Felber

    Love this post, that tortellini looks amazing!
    xx Tess |http://www.wisteria.com/

  8. Jessica Luxe

    I’m now both starving and incredibly inspired, lol!

  9. marie from heartfelt hunt

    these look all so delicious – now i really have to eat some pasta today! 🙂 thank u for sharing these recipes – i will definitely try at least one of those!

    xoxo,
    marie

  10. Ev

    Everything looks great!

  11. Sara Kate Styling

    I am all about pasta!! Haha I love this post. All of it looks so tasty!

    xo

  12. Jessica

    Freaking YUM!!!! I can’t wait to try some of these, sans meat and with vegan cheese, haha!
    PS. Your photography is always on another level!

    xo, jessica

    alljessedup.com

  13. Thays Dos Santos

    I was hungry before reading this post and now I am starving <3 Pasta is one of my favorite things to eat and all of these look amazing. I can't wait to try them out. I hope you and your family are doing well.
    Love,
    Thays

  14. Sheriden

    I’m the biggest fan of pasta recipes for weeknight meals. They don’t require much ingredients or babysitting when it comes to prep and it is always very filling. That cheesy ravioli dish looks DELISH!

  15. Shelly at Simple Casual Chic

    I think I’m going to really have to try the baked ziti, enchiladas and ravioli bake! Mouth is watering!!

  16. Olivia

    YUM these all look so amazing, especially the ziti and tortellini! I am definitely going to have to pin this to come back to it later – I always seem to crave yummy pastas more in the fall. Comfort food!

    xo
    Olivia

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