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Posted on Sep 13, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Four Recipes the Kids Will Love

Four Recipes the Kids Will Love

I think we can all agree, that while pasta is a well-known comfort food, the endless possibilities for pasta dishes can be overwhelming.  Add to that, trying to cook meals with the kids, and it seems almost impossible. Thankfully, pasta takes a short amount of time to prepare. Even better, pasta dishes allow you to easily customize recipes to your family’s taste. Creamy sauces, crunchy vegetable add-ins, and savory meats provide delicious meal options for kids with even the pickiest palates. Here are four pasta recipes that kids will love and families can enjoy without breaking your back or bank.

Cheesy Chicken Pasta

Tired of the kids requesting Mac n’ cheese for dinner every night?  Change it up with this cheesy chicken pasta recipe, easily made in under 30 minutes. This family-friendly recipe is loaded with cheese, giving your kids that creamy goodness and flavor they crave. To save time, use canned chicken versus preparing a whole chicken before tossing the recipe together. This way, you have more time to spend enjoying this delicious skillet pasta with your family.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

This bacon cheeseburger pasta recipe is a hearty option to feed your entire family, especially your growing kids. Using lean ground beef, bacon, and cheese packs this pasta dish with the protein kids need for growth. The only utensils required to prepare this dish include a measuring cup, a skillet, and a saucepan. Instead of spending time cleaning up a messy kitchen, you can spend more time hanging out with the family after enjoying this meal together.

Spaghetti and Meatball Pie

Tired of the same old spaghetti and meatball recipe for family dinner? Try this spaghetti and meatball pie to break out of the rut. With an easy 20-minute prep and short bake time, kids can help out and be ready to eat in no time. Family members of all ages won’t be able to resist the bubbly, gooey cheese straight out of the oven.

One Pot Caprese Pasta

In a pinch for time or despise cooking? Look no further than this one-pot Caprese pasta dish. The main ingredients in the recipe are pasta, tomatoes, basil, garlic, and broth. The best part is that you can throw the majority of the ingredients in a large pot and let them cook together instead of having to add each ingredient separately. For families with busy kids, this recipe allows you to spend more time with them than cooking a labor-intensive meal. Top with mozzarella cheese and you’ve made a vegetarian-friendly meal the whole family will love.

Pasta is a great foundation for a recipe because you can customize the other ingredients for a dish that kids will love.  These four recipes have short prep time and simple instructions, allowing you more time to bond with your kids over a meal instead of slaving away in the kitchen preparing it.  Pierino Frozen Foods offers all the pasta needed to create kid-friendly pasta dishes.  For your pasta needs, use our online form, or call us at 866-GO-PASTA.

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