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Farfalle with Spicy Sausage & Butternut Squash

This weeknight comfort food pasta dish is an easy-to-make family favorite.

Total time: 4 servings

Roman Pasta & Chickpeas

Our lives have changed in the past month. We are sheltering in place in our homes due to the arrival of the coronavirus, so all work, school, cooking, and eating is now done at home. I no longer dash to get a poke bowl or go for lunch with a coworker, I don’t even really leave the house.

This comforting bowl of chickpeas and pasta, cooked in its own sauce, has become a weekly go-to lunch we can make quickly at home and eat while we work and help Leo do his schoolwork. Made entirely from pantry staples, it’s garlicky and satisfying, and is a small dose of reassurance in uncertain times.

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 30 minutes

Macaroni & Cheese

Have you ever promised a pre-schooler macaroni and cheese for lunch without realizing that you’re out of the boxed stuff? Your whole day may seem completely shot, until some fast Googling and a serendipitous stash of just the right groceries allow you to make the homemade version.

It’s actually pretty easy and is much, much better than the boxed stuff.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes

Slow Cooker Pork Ragu

Season pork loin and cook in a slow cooker with crushed tomatoes, stock, onions, carrots, and a splash of wine. Shred, and serve with hot pasta.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Sausage Broccoli Pasta

Use one pot of boiling water to cook the broccoli, spinach, and the pasta. Brown Italian sausage, and combine everything for a super easy, satisfying weeknight meal.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes

Pendley Pasta

This tomato-based pasta salad has been a favorite in our group of friends for years. It’s a vegan dish that travels well to pot lucks and can also serve as a main dish, especially topped with chunks of warm salmon.

Yield: 10 side-dish servings Total time: 30 minutes

Doni’s Caramelized Onion & Roasted Red Pepper Linguine

Caramelize onions and roasted peppers, add a bit of butter and broth, and then swirl in cooked linguine and top with crumbled feta cheese. Doni serves this with pesto-crusted chicken breasts.

Yield: 3 to 4 servings Total time: 1 hour

Beefy Spaghetti Soup

From browning the ground beef to cooking the spaghetti noodles, this soup is made entirely in the microwave. The carrots and green beans add a serving of veggies to a kid-friendly meal.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes

Tomato Sauce with Butter

This sauce has a silky, light texture. Adding butter to tomato sauce cuts down on the acidity, and simmering chunks of carrot and onion in the sauce adds a delicate flavor.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 hour

Pasta with Chicken & Peppers

Sauté chicken seasoned with Cajun seasoning with bell pepper strips and onion. Add prepared spaghetti sauce, and serve over pasta.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes