Ah, the pastabilities (sorry, I couldn’t resist!). Honestly, when Meal Planning: Pasta recipes are the workhorse of many weekly meal plan menus. And for good reason too!
Huge selection of Pasta available; fresh, frozen, dried, home made
Flavors from around the world to appeal to all tastes
Hot & Cold options available
Easily adapted to your family’s preferences
Freezer, Meal prep, & Budget friendly
Cooks quickly & reheats well
Meal Prepping tips:
Cooking for a larger family? Double the recipes, wrap in foil and plastic wrap and freeze
Cooking for one or two? Prepare the whole recipe, but divide into 2 portions, wrap and freeze
Cook a large pot of plain pasta on Meal Prep day and store in the fridge. Hello 15 minute dinners!
If you’re planning to freeze a pasta dish, or use it in a recipe that needs to cook for a while, make sure to under cook your pasta. No one wants mushy pasta.
I told you there were lots of reasons to LOVE Meal Planning Pasta Recipes and I haven’t even gotten to the really good stuff, the RECIPES! There are literally thousands of recipes that you could use, but here I’ve collected a selection that are easy to prepare, use different cooking methods, will work for everyday dinners, (or company fare), but best of all they Taste amazing. Let’s get cooking shall we?
This Easy Ravioli Casserole is one of my workhorse recipes. It is incredibly easy to prepare, and insanely comforting, so I always make double and freeze one. Using every day pantry and fridge ingredients, you can prep this delicious meal in under 20 minutes.
Chicken & Broccoli is a creamy sauce, this Creamy Chicken Broccoli Alfredo is another of those recipes that we enjoy often. The rich sauce and tender chicken make it a kid friendly fave, and the broccoli makes it a meal in one. Kick up your dinner game and add a Worlds Best Caesar Salad and some Ciabatta Cheese Bread. Dinner will STILL be ready in under 30 minutes.
A delicious Crock Pot meal full of classic Cajun flavours. Andouille Sausage & Chicken, slow cooked in a luscious sauce made of cream cheese, half and half, and Parmesan creates a warm and comforting dish, that will be ready and waiting for you when you get home from work. Just toss in your pre-cooked fettuccine, and the cream and heat through. Dinner is done!
This kicked up Vegetarian Ramen Noodle Stir fry starts with Ramen noodles but tastes like it came from a restaurant. Easy to adapt using whatever vegetables you prefer, you can even add in tasty bits of chicken or shrimp if you want. Flexible, Fast and Fabulous!
This incredible recipe from the Fiery Vegetarian is the perfect addition to your Meal Planning Menu. It's amazing how much flavor there is in this 5 ingredient pasta dish. Honestly, it's so good no one will even notice that there is no meat in it!
I just had to include this super simple, ultimate in easy Garlic Parmesan Instant Pot Pasta Dish that posted over on Recipes from the Pantry. It does not get easier than this, but the results are so satisfying. With this recipe as a base, you can let your creativity loose, and create even more delicious meals adding your favourite ingredients, or leftovers that need to be used. You're going to want to try this one!
For more great family friendly recipes, Meal plans, LIVE stream Quick Cook and Meal Prep Video’s plus so much more, join the Love on a Plate Facebook community now.
Do you find yourself asking What’s for Dinner?
We also have a YouTube channel Be sure to subscribe to get access to some amazing exclusive content.
And of course we have a Pinterest Board for lots of great Instant Pot, Meal Planning, Family Friendly, amazing recipes to keep you inspired! Follow me here: https://www.pinterest.ca/larabrooks/
Did you make this recipe?
We’d love to know what you think of these recipes if you try them! Share a picture on IG using #loveonaplate, Post your picture on the Love on A Plate group, leave a Comment and Rating below. I think you get the picture! We want to hear from you. @loveonaplate.ca