Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese
Seasonal pumpkin sneaks into this kid-favorite dish. A perfect dish to have on hand for Halloween night.
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells with Sauce
Pasta dinner done right. The whole family will love these stuffed-to-the-brim shells.
Minted Couscous with Arugula, Butternut Squash, and Currants
This light and fresh couscous salad is the perfect blend of a green salad and a pasta salad, since couscous is technically a pasta. Israeli couscous, also known as pearl couscous, is large and plump, which adds a nice bite to the salad.
Campanelle with Caramelized Onions, Peas and Mint
Any type of pasta will work in this savory dish starring sweet caramelized onions and pea.
Pasta with Cream, Fresh Peas and Ham
Fresh peas are a spring delight. Here they're tossed with pasta and smoky ham for a satisfying dinner.
Garden Pasta Lentil Salad
Use any combination of garden vegetables for this simple entrée salad. Protein-rich toppings like cheese and hard-cooed eggs add kid-friendly appeal. For an impressive side salad, slice 1/2 inch off the top of 6 to 8 tomatoes and hollow out, adding tomato-insides to salad ingredients; serve salad inside the tomatoes.
Pasta with Zucchini Sauce and Watercress Pesto
Green-on-Green! If you are unable to locate watercress, arugula makes an excellent peppery substitute for the garnishing pesto.
Cheesy Ham and Macaroni
Become a hero with your kids when you serve this creamy combination of cheese, ham and macaroni. Better yet, invite your kids to help you make it. Serve with apple slices.
The Other Meatballs and Spaghetti
Younger chefs can help mix pork meatball mixture by hand and shape into meatballs. Serve with garlic bread and leafy green salad.