Cupboard Chicken Pilaf is a homemade copycat version of that famous commercial San Francisco pasta and rice mix. Ramp it up with chicken, and it’s a meal on its own. This dish is made easily from basic items in your cupboard, and the method is very similar to the box mix.
Quick Amaretto Chicken combines canned soup, vegetables, mushrooms, amaretto, almonds, and noodles into a delicious main dish with a creamy sauce. This goes together quite fast to make a hearty meal, served with noodles.
Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese is a real game-changer! Who knew you could make this beloved recipe from scratch in an Instant Pot? This should be incentive for you to throw away the box, because it only takes 6 minutes of cooking under pressure to deliver mac ‘n’ cheese loaded with flavor.
Some people refer to Lamb Cacciatore as Italian peasant food. If so, the peasants eat like kings! As with traditional cacciatore, the lamb is flavored with sweet onion, garlic, mushrooms, and bell peppers. Serve over linguine or pasta of choice for a hearty meal.
Pasta Nicoise Salad is a nod to the French, loaded with chicken and vegetables, and bound with a simple homemade dressing flavored with rosemary. This salad is fresh, bright with flavor, and colorful on the plate. Add some crusty bread, and you have a filling, satisfying meal.
Walnut Broccoli Rabe Pesto Linguine is the perfect main dish to perk up your Meatless Mondays. It’s amazing how so few ingredients can make drab linguine sing in your mouth. Make the pesto the day before, and all you have to do is cook the linguine and toss.
You just can’t go wrong with Greek Pasta Salad. It’s easy to put together and great at room temperature. Add some chopped salami or prosciutto to make it a meal.
Easy Salmon Shell Salad uses canned salmon, green onions, sweet peas, celery, and dill weed. It’s not only a nice change from macaroni salad as a side dish, but also makes a great lunch.