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Pasta recipes and pizza recipes with great sauces and toppings to make dinner easy! Try our Easy Skillet Lasagna or Baked Ziti, or the best BBQ Pork Pizza on your next movie night!

Mac and Cheese with Creamy Cheese Sauce

Mac and Cheese with a creamy, cheesy sauce — this one is a classic family favorite! No eggs, just a luscious creaminess with LOTS of cheese! It’s the cheesiest and the best! Cold, rainy, winter days…or hot, steamy, summer weekend cookouts with barbecue—both are perfect for a warm, comforting, cheesy plate of creamy baked mac and …

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Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad with pepperoni, peppers, tomatoes, and mozzarella balls is super easy–and perfect for tailgates. Minimal chopping is required and you can mix and match ingredients. If we’re tailgating then you can bet I’m bringing along this Pizza Pasta Salad. It’s one of the simplest recipes I have, yet everyone devours it! Teenagers especially …

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Pesto Pasta Salad

This colorful Pesto Pasta Salad features a zippy lemon basil pesto salad dressing, along with bowtie pasta, sundried tomatoes, asparagus, artichoke hearts, and more lemon zest…it’s overflowing with flavor and color and pizazz! Lemon Basil Pesto Pasta Salad…you know you can’t resist a pasta salad with a name like that. It’s superb and has a …

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Lasagna without Ricotta – Asiago Cheese Sauce

Lasagna without Ricotta is made with an Asiago cheese sauce instead of ricotta cheese. This lasagna is full of robust Italian flavor and will leave your guests asking for leftovers!  Note — this post is full of tips and suggestions to help you make the best lasagna ever. I suggest you read through everything before …

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Chili Mac and Cheese – Two Comfort Foods, One Pot!

Chili Mac and Cheese is a flavorful blend of two beloved comfort foods—chili and macaroni and cheese. Best of all, it’s made in one pot so it’s easy! Fall may be my favorite cooking season. I endure August and September, longing for the cooler days of October and November when we can begin braising meats, …

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Easy Skillet Lasagna Without Ricotta

Easy skillet lasagna without ricotta cheese—just sausage and ground beef, tomatoes, noodles, and three cheeses! This recipe is quick, easy, and kid-friendly! I’m always trying to come up with recipes that can be made in one pot and are quick and easy. This easy skillet lasagna fits both criteria! I’m sure you’ve seen skillet lasagna …

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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

A great potluck or party dish, this Chicken Spaghetti Casserole is filled with chicken, spaghetti, pimentos, peppers, and cheese. It has lots of flavor without being too spicy so it’s kid-friendly and adults love it. Remember church potlucks or even funeral gatherings where casseroles abounded? There’s a reason for that, of course. Casseroles are typically …

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