Happy Sunday guys! I hope everyone has had an awesome weekend. If you follow me on insta stories you already know I had a little mishap yesterday involving a gallon of milk exploding in my car… just keeping the weekends exciting you know? Haha, The struggle is real when it comes to mom life & work life and part of that is trying to cook from home more. I don’t have a ton of meals in my cooking repertoire (although I can make a mean steak!) so to make things a little easier I dug up some super yummy and quick recipes on Pinterest to try and to share with you guys too!

recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 6-8 Servings|


  • 12 ounces DeLallo penne ziti (or any pasta shape)
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken (about 2 small chicken breasts)
  • 1 (25 ounce) jar DeLallo Pomodoro Fresco Tomato-Basil Sauce (pasta sauce)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I used 2% low fat)
  • 1/3 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cook the pasta al dente in a large stockpot of well-salted boiling according to package instructions. Drain. Return pasta to the stockpot and add chicken and tomato sauce. Gently toss to combine until the pasta is evenly coated.
  • Pour half of the pasta into a greased 11×7-inch or 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese and half of the basil. Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and just barely starts to turn golden. Remove and sprinkle immediately with the remaining Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Serve warm.

recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 15 Servings |


  • 15 Slider buns
  • 15 Meatballs, cooked
  • 2 c Ragu® Traditional Sauce
  • 2 c Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place the bottom half of the slider buns in a casserole dish.
  • Spoon a little sauce on each bun then place a meatball on each one, and add just a little more sauce over the meatballs.
  • Cover the meatballs in mozzarella cheese.
  • Place the top buns over the meatballs and brush them with a little oil.
  • Combine the Parmesan cheese and the Italian seasoning then sprinkle it over the buns.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 6 Servings |


  • 1 14 oz jar or can Enchilada sauce
  • 2 to 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 6 corn tortillas, 6 inch each
  • 2 chicken breasts

See instructions here.


recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 8 Servings |


  • 20 ounce package refrigerated cheese-filled ravioli
  • 1 – 26 oz. jar pasta sauce (your favorite)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Cook ravioli as directed on package. Drain and set aside.
  • In medium/large pot, mix pasta sauce and basil and cook on medium heat until heated through (about 4-6 minutes). Add cooked ravioli and mix well
  • Pour into 9×13 pan. Top with cheese and bake for 12 minutes.



Let me know if you guys get a chance to make any of these!



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  1. Kelly

    Do you really personally eat pasta like that?

    1. Staci

      My thoughts exactly. Highly doubt it.

      1. Yes I love pasta it’s my for sure one of my favorite foods! Maybe tied with chips and guac 🙂

  2. Minau

    Great recepis! I will def try the first one!

  3. Tess Felber

    Love this post, that tortellini looks amazing!
    xx Tess |http://www.wisteria.com/

  4. Jessica Luxe

    I’m now both starving and incredibly inspired, lol!


  5. marie from heartfelt hunt

    these look all so delicious – now i really have to eat some pasta today! 🙂 thank u for sharing these recipes – i will definitely try at least one of those!



  6. Ev

    Everything looks great!

  7. Sara Kate Styling

    I am all about pasta!! Haha I love this post. All of it looks so tasty!

    Sara Kate Styling

  8. Jessica

    Freaking YUM!!!! I can’t wait to try some of these, sans meat and with vegan cheese, haha!
    PS. Your photography is always on another level!

    xo, jessica


  9. Thays Dos Santos

    I was hungry before reading this post and now I am starving <3 Pasta is one of my favorite things to eat and all of these look amazing. I can't wait to try them out. I hope you and your family are doing well.


  10. Sheriden

    I’m the biggest fan of pasta recipes for weeknight meals. They don’t require much ingredients or babysitting when it comes to prep and it is always very filling. That cheesy ravioli dish looks DELISH!


  11. Olivia

    YUM these all look so amazing, especially the ziti and tortellini! I am definitely going to have to pin this to come back to it later – I always seem to crave yummy pastas more in the fall. Comfort food!


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