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2 This no-bake lasagna tastes like the traditional dish we all love but skips the oven! Making this the EASIEST and best way to enjoy lasagna any night of the week!

No Bake Lasagna Recipe

Seriously. The recipe you’ve been searching for is finally here. Yes! In .this.post. A no-bake lasagna recipe that even the busiest parent can make in the middle of the week!

If you can boil water and cook noodles… you can make this no-bake lasagna recipe-no matter how hectic dinner time might be. Check out how easy it is to make in the video below.

 

But seriously, why would one want an easy of a lasagna recipe like this one? I mean, what’s the point, right? Well, say it’s 5:45 p.m. and everyone is ready for dinner, and just as you take the frozen pan of lasagna from the freezer you realize that it’s going to take more than 1 hour to bake in the oven! And everyone wants lasagna…

Well, that’s why you need THIS recipe.

This no-bake lasagna tastes like the traditional dish we all love but skips the oven! Making this the EASIEST and best way to enjoy lasagna any night of the week! Continue reading

6 Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken and Pasta Skillet Meal - MOMables.com

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Pasta Skillet Meal

If you love Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta, you'll love this quick and easy recipe! A delicious 30 minute meal.

Aren’t we all looking for the latest, greatest way to get dinner on the table?  Quick weeknight meals never go out of style and this Sun Dried Tomato Chicken & Pasta Skillet meal is one everyone will love.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Skillet Meal - An easy and quick midweek skillet meal everyone will love!

The beauty of this Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Pasta Skillet Meal recipe is that it tastes like it took a lot more time to bring together than it actually does.  Simple ingredients like sun dried tomatoes, half and half, fresh basil and chicken breasts combine with penne pasta to create a filling, quick meal your family is sure to enjoy.

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You can even use adapt to your family’s needs by using gluten-free pasta! Check out this quick video and see how easy this skillet meal is to make.

As always, any leftovers make for delicious thermos lunches the next day!

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Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Pasta Skillet Meal

Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken and Pasta Skillet Meal - MOMables.com
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 4 ounce jar sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • 1 cup half and half, heavy cream, or whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil or ¼ cup fresh basil or 1 tablespoon pesto sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil, for cooking

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, bring pasta water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Once cooked, reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain.
  3. Set pasta aside.
  4. On a cutting board, finely chop sun-dried tomatoes.
  5. Season chicken with salt and paprika.
  6. In a large 10-12 inch skillet over medium heat, heat up some oil and sauté chicken until it’s browned on all sides and cooked through.
  7. Add sun-dried tomato pieces and garlic, and sauté for an additional minute.
  8. Add half and half to the skillet.
  9. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to combine liquid and sund-dried tomatoes.
  10. Once a thick sauce is formed, add dried basil (or pesto sauce). If you are using fresh basil, add it in the last step.
  11. Add cooked pasta to the skillet and combine with sauce.
  12. Add ½ up reserved water, mix throughout to thin out the sauce. If it’s too thick, add in additional reserved pasta water.
  13. Top with additional basil and Parmesan cheese prior to serving.

 

 

9 Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo - MOMables.com

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

Looking for an easy weeknight meal, that will be on the table in minutes? If you have a skillet, we have a Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe to do just that.

Looking for an easy weeknight meal, that will be on the table in minutes?  If you have a skillet, we have just the recipe for you.

easy chicken and broccoli alfredo skilet meal turns leftovers into a healthy thermos lunch! Perfect for the office or school

There’s just no way around it.  Getting meals on the table during the hustle and bustle of a weeknight is challenging.  How can you feed your family a filling, nutritious meal, and not spend the entire evening in the kitchen?  Well, all you need to answer this question is a skillet and a few simple ingredients.  Within minutes this Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe will come together, and leave both you and your family, feeling good.

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In a large skillet, you’ll cook both your chicken, as well as make the creamy Alfredo sauce, followed by adding the cooked pasta and broccoli.  Familiar flavors such as parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic will have your loved ones asking for seconds.

As always, leftovers make excellent thermos lunches for both adults and kids the next day.

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  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces rotini pasta
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin diagonal slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk, or more, as needed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, divided

Instructions

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In the final 3 minutes of cooking, add broccoli to the pasta and cook the remaining time.
  3. Drain pasta.
  4. In a large 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil.
  5. Add chicken to skillet and begin to cook, flipping them over once, until they are cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  6. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  7. Melt butter in the skillet over medium heat.
  8. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  9. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes.
  10. Stir in heavy cream, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  11. Add in 1/3 cup Parmesan until well combined, about 1 minute.
  12. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed.
  13. Stir in pasta, broccoli and chicken.
  14. Serve and sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese

 

5 quick and easy skillet lasagna recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! Can be made with gluten free pasta as well

Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna

This kid approved Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna recipe, has the meaty, tomato sauce and cheesy goodness of traditional lasagna, but takes a lot less time to make. A win for everyone when it comes to putting dinner on the table.

Looking for a midweek meal that takes very little effort to make?

quick and easy skillet lasagna recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! Can be made with gluten free pasta as well

Then you’ll love our Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna.  This kid-approved recipe, has the meaty, tomato sauce and cheesy goodness of traditional lasagna, but takes a lot less time to make.  A win for everyone when it comes to putting dinner on the table or packing lunch!

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Want to check out how easy this lasagna is to make? Watch the quick video below.

All you need is a large skillet and you’re set.  You don’t even have to boil the pasta separately, it’s all done right in the skillet!  Use your pasta of choice, gluten-free, whole wheat, anything goes!  And you can create a vegetarian option by omitting the Italian sausage for a Meatless Monday meal.

If you need more recipes like this one to help you add variety to your meals, check out our Classic and Grain Free Meal Plans.

Skillet Lasagna

quick and easy skillet lasagna recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! Can be made with gluten free pasta as well
  • Author: MOMables.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil*
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, removed from casings
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 24 ounces tomato sauce (omit seasonings below if sauce is seasoned)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons basil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta (bowties)*
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (more for serving)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large (5 quart/ 12 inch) skillet over medium high heat, add coconut oil and Italian sausage. Cook until sausage is nearly browned and cooked through, then add minced garlic.
  2. Finish cooking the sausage with the garlic.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and seasonings (if sauce isn’t seasoned) to the cooked sausage.
  4. Add in 2 cups of water and pasta to the skillet and bring to a boil.
  5. Once it’s boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cover.
  6. Cook until pasta is tender, about 12 additional minutes (this will vary depending on the pasta you use).
  7. When pasta is cooked, remove from heat.
  8. Stir in mozzarella and combine.
  9. Top with small mounds of ricotta cheese and Parmesan, cover and wait a couple of minutes for ricotta to heat and melt in.
  10. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes

*I personally use coconut oil but you can use your favorite cooking oil. Use bowtie pasta or whatever shapes you have in your pantry. This recipe doesn’t work well with spaghetti or angel hair pasta. You can use gluten free pasta as well. Cooking times will vary so please check your box.

 

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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

Need to get supper on the table in 30 minutes? Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup is the answer to your dilemma.

Need to get supper on the table in 30 minutes?   This Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup is the answer to this mealtime dilemma.

delicious tortellini soup in a thermos for a hearty school lunch

We all have those evenings where we need to get supper on the table quickly.  This recipe came about from exactly one of those nights.  My kids love marinara sauce with tortellini.  One evening, when I went to make supper, I found both these ingredients in the my pantry, but not enough tortellini to serve everyone.  So, why not add more marinara?  This soup came together quickly, with the Italian flavors and tortellini kids love.  If you happen to have leftovers, they make a great thermos lunch for the next day.

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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

  • Author: MOMables.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound. Italian sausage, optional.
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce can) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 9 oz. cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, brown sausage over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped red pepper, sauté till tender.
  3. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  4. Drain any additional grease from sausage.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes, basil pesto, broth, half and half, onion powder, and Italian seasoning.
  6. Bring to a simmer.
  7. Stir in tortellini and parmesan cheese.
  8. Continue to simmer until cheese is melted and tortellini is cooked.
  9. Season to preference with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve in individual bowls and top with remaining parmesan cheese.
  11. Store any leftovers in refrigerator.

 

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