School, work, errands and other activities can make finding time to cook dinner a real challenge. I don’t like for my family to eat out very often because I think home-cooked meals are better for us. Thank goodness for Barilla pasta! Quick pasta meals are an easy and delicious way to feed my family at home with ingredients I have on hand in my pantry.
October 25 is World Pasta Day! You can have a delicious World Pasta Day with Barilla pasta and sauces. Last night, my family enjoyed a homemade lasagna prepared by me in less than 25 minutes! Can you believe I made a healthy and yummy dish like lasagna so quickly? Thanks to an easy recipe I found in Barilla’s new The Modern Family Pasta Cookbook, I have lots of quick pasta dish ideas to make for us.
The Modern Family Pasta Cookbook really saves the day!
Even though dinner time rolls around at the same time every day, it always seems to sneak up on me. It’s like I suddenly look at the clock and realize it’s time for me to get something together for us to eat – and fast! Then my mind goes blank and I can’t figure out what I should cook. And sometimes even if I do think of something to make, I’m missing at least a couple of necessary ingredients. Does that ever happen to you?
Barilla has found that leading contributors to a hectic lifestyle, making meal-planning and preparation a challenge:
2) Household chores
4) Kids’ after school activities
5) Kids’ homework
Enter The Modern Family Pasta Cookbook. This cookbook is filled with simple pasta dishes that are quick to prepare and use simple ingredients like dry pasta and sauces we keep stocked in our pantry. Everyone in my family will eat pasta, so it’s a wonderful go-to meal when I’m short on time but want to serve a healthy meal.
I used the Barilla No-Boil Lasagna with Marinara Sauce, Ground Beef and Bechamel recipe to make last night’s dinner. Everything came together super fast (25 minutes to prep, 25 minutes to bake) and the Barilla marinara sauce smelled deliciously fragrant throughout the kitchen. Barilla No Bake Lasagna is one of the best pasta inventions ever. I love not having to take the time to pre-cook the lasagna noodles in a separate pot. The No Bake Lasagna is a huge timesaver! All I had to do was layer the lasagna in my dish and put it into the oven to bake. The lasagna came out perfectly.
You and your family can enjoy trying the recipes found in The Modern Family Pasta Cookbook, too. It’s available for download at the Barilla Facebook page where you can help Barilla donate to Feeding America and receive a free download of The Modern Family Pasta Cookbook plus get a coupon for $1 off Barilla pasta or sauce (while supplies last).
Special World Pasta Day Offer! October 25 Only!
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