Many children are resistant to eating green foods, but this delicious pesto might entice them to change their ways, especially if they help prepare it.
This is a true one-pot meal: meat, pasta, and veggies all cook together and, thanks to the super-skinny angel hair spaghetti, they cook together quickly. Plus, since you boil the pasta right in the sauce, the flavor soaks into every strand.
This is one of those awesome recipes where the sauce cooks while you bring the pasta water to a boil. It's a surprisingly economical meal -- and a surprisingly kid-friendly one, thanks to all that butter and garlic.
Though it may seem strange at first, egg-topped anything is quite the culinary rage these days for good reason -- the soft yolk melds right into the sauce to create a rich and silky texture.
Kids often turn up their noses at "from scratch" recipes for Macaroni and Cheese, preferring the bright orange boxed version instead. This brilliantly simple and comforting dish is packed with the rich, cheesy flavor that will please both kids and adults.
This famous Italian dish is quick to make, yet always tastes so good. Spinning and sucking up the spaghetti makes dinner time fun and rewarding for children.
Frozen tortellini and canned chicken broth speed the preparation of this super simple soup. Just add a green salad and soft breadsticks and dinner is on!
Two all time favorites -- cheesy pasta and tuna casserole -- come together in this filling meal. You can have it on the table in less than an hour.
Try branching from jarred marinara with this easy, tasty carbonara recipe. Filled with chunks of bacon and fresh squash, it's rich and delicious. The kids will love it; they may even eat all their vegetables!
This traditional Korean noodle dish is called japchae, and it's totally appealing to kids, given its sweetness, saltiness, and steakiness. Sweet potato noodles are transparent and chewy.
Wildly nutritious broccoli gets a starring role in this zingy, substantial pasta dish. For the highest yum factor, try to get your hands on a bunch of super-freshly grown broccoli -- and don't discard the stems!
A classic Italian-American dish that can be as simple or fancy as you want it to be.
Spring vegetables are rendered soft and sweet by roasting. Combined with al dente pasta, it creates a flavorful, yet light pasta dish. Add a tossed salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.
With a little help from the store, this dinner comes together in no time. Edamame and smoked sausage make this a flavorful dish kids will cheer and parents will savor.
This Basil Parmesan Orzo is a perfect recipe. It's fast, easy to make, and can be prepared the night before.
With one simple sauce, you can prepare two dishes: savory beef slices threaded onto skewers and grilled to perfection, and a light, peanutty noodle side dish.
This substitute sauce is as good as the real deal, but better for you and less expensive, about $1.35 per serving. Add whatever vegetable combination you like and feel free to use cheaper chicken cuts to make this even more budget-minded.
This simple recipe is hearty, comforting and delicious. If you don't have leftover ham, you could make this with deli ham (cut into strips), with cooked bacon, with leftover turkey, or with no meal at all.
This crunchy, bite-sized favorite is sure to go fast. Bake up a few batches with different shaped raviolis and fillings, then serve with sauces like warmed marinara and Alfredo.
This tastes just like the canned version, but with more control over ingredients you can be sure of what your child is eating. Double the batch and freeze to have on-hand for lunches and snacks.
Pasta with Pesto and Green Beans
Easy Spaghetti Bolognese
Linguine with Clam Sauce
Capellini with Asparagus and Pancetta
Skillet Macaroni and Cheese
Tortellini and Spinach Soup
Mac and Cheese Tuna Casserole
Pasta Carbonara with Zucchini
Korean Steak Noodles
Lemony Broccoli Pasta with Chicken
Mama's Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs
Pasta with Roasted Spring Vegetables
Tortellini with Edamame and Smoked Sausage
Basil Parmesan Orzo
Teriyaki Beef with Peanutty Noodles
Creamy Chicken and Rotini Primavera
Egg Noodles with Ham and Peas
Pasta and Meatballs for Kids
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