Hearty Baked Penne Pasta {Freezer Meal}

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Delicious dinner recipe? Check. Freezer friendly? Check. Makes a lot of leftovers? Check. Approved by all ages in the family? Check. Feeds a large group of people? Check. Easy to make? Check! I've…

Instant Pot Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Marinara

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Only 4 ingredients make up this nutritious dinner recipe that your family will love. You'll have Instant Pot Whole Wheat Spaghetti done in about 15 minutes and will only dirty up one pot! Now, that's my…

"Cheeseburger" Instant Pot Pasta

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Cheeseburger Instant Pot Pasta is an easy, one pot meal is full of flavor and sure to please little ones and grow ups alike. Around my house any kind of spaghetti dish is sure to be a hit. If it involves…

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups: A Delicious Vegetarian Freezer Meal!

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Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups is one of our favorite vegetarian freezer meal recipes. You can put cooked chicken in these kid-friendly roll-ups if you want to add in more protein. Either way, they make a nutritious…
mac and cheese in the instant pot

Whole Wheat Mac and Cheese in the Instant Pot

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This Instant Pot Whole Wheat Mac and Cheese recipe takes just 18 minutes from start to finish, dirties only one pot, and tastes creamy and delicious! Plus, it's made with all real food ingredients. It…
English Muffin Pizzas are easy, kid-friendly, and freezable.

English Muffin Pizzas {Freezer Meal}

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These freezer-friendly English Muffin Pizzas are something all ages enjoy, and you can easily double and freeze extras for later.
4 Cheese Penne Pasta with whole wheat pasta is a healthier baked pasta that comes together quickly.

4 Cheese Baked Penne Pasta {Freezer Meal}

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You can never go wrong with a baked pasta in my humble opinion. It feeds a crowd and typically pleases even the pickiest of eaters. Polly makes a phenomenal Hearty Baked Penne Pasta, but…

The Easiest Baked Mac & Cheese {Freezer Meal}

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Another Mac and Cheese recipe? Really? (Uh-hem, Rachel, you've already got the 5-Ingredient Mac and A Better Mac and Cheese in your Recipe Index.) Really. Here's why this one is worth yet another Mac…
Zucchini Pizza Crust: Seriously, it's good! What a great way to sneak in veggies to your dinner too.

Zucchini Pizza Crust

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I was skeptical. I know you are too. "Zucchini pizza crust? Seriously, Polly? You've gone too far." My sister sent me this recipe a while back and since I still have frozen zucchini stocked up in…
Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta: Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead.

Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta

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Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead. So much sneaky nutrition in this one-pot wonder!
Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

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I tried the great "slow cooker lasagna" experiment last week for my family, thinking that it would be fun to try but not something I would actually do in the future. Scratch that! I'm sold on this Slow…

Chicken Spaghetti {Freezer Meal}

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When I made this chicken spaghetti recipe for the first time last week, my husband ate it for about 5 meals in a row and proceeded to ask me to make it again the next week. My kids eagerly scarfed…

Light & Easy Penne Rosa Pasta: 15 Minute One-Pot Dinner

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Many nights of the week, I'm looking for a meal that I can pull together in just minutes and that doesn't dirty up the kitchen. Penne Rosa Pasta fits the bill! Plus, this cheesy and filling pasta dish…
Whole Grain Pizza Bread

Whole Grain Pizza Bread {Freezer Meal}

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I feel silly posting this as new, exciting recipe. Because many of you already make this, right? But, Whole Grain Pizza Bread actually is kind of a new, exciting thing recently discovered in our house! Like…

Pizzadillas: A Quick Kid Favorite for Lunch or Dinner

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Kid Food Tip #1: Put the name "pizza" in any recipe. Kid Food Tip #2: Cut said "pizza" recipe into small bite-sized pieces with a pizza cutter. Kid Food Tip #3: Provide a dip for said bite-sized pizza-inspired…
homemade whole wheat egg noodles

Homemade Whole Wheat Egg Noodles

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My 5-year-old daughter and I threw these together one afternoon in about 15 minutes. I know it looks fancy or difficult, but I ASSURE you that you can do this. These homemade whole wheat egg noodles…
Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

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Basil. If there's one thing I think is worth planting in your garden, a mulch bed or a pot, basil is it. I use it on pizzas, pasta dishes, in marinades, but most importantly in PESTO. In fact, my husband…

Creamy Citrus Pasta Recipe

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I seriously can't believe it has taken me this long to share this citrus pasta recipe. After my friend Sara shared this dish with me that she found in a Rachel Ray cookbook, I've been making it for years.…
5-ingredient mac and cheese

Whole Wheat 5-Ingredient Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Don't buy anymore boxed mac and cheese, please. (Ok, I can't swear I'll never buy Annie's mac again, but hear me out on this.) For one thing, boxed Mac and Cheese is like feeding your kids cardboard…
Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini

Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini {Freezer Meal}

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Need a 25-minute four-ingredient dish for dinner that everyone will love? Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini is it! Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini is a vegetarian spin-off of my Baked Beef Ravioli.…
Freezer friendly baked beef ravioli

Beefy Baked Ravioli: An Easy Fake-Out Lasagna {Freezer Meal}

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Since my grass-fed, organic beef was delivered a few weeks ago, I’ve been thumbing through some “oldies but goodies” beef recipes and came upon Beefy Baked Ravioli. This recipe is one that my…

Whole Wheat Avocado Basil Pasta

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I've made this Avacado Basil Pasta recipe twice already. It's so yummy! The second time I made it, I modified the original recipe by using whole wheat pasta and a few little seasoning modifications.…
kale, yukon golds, and bacon pizza

Kale, Yukon Golds, & Bacon Pizza Recipe

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Guest post by Jessica Ellingsworth Making pizza together as a family has to be one of the most fun {and messiest!} things we do around my house. Jessica here. I want to share a very non-traditional…

Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Sweet Potato {Freezer Meal}

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Note: I posted this recipe a few years ago. But, I made it recently for our family and finally snagged some photos and tweaked the recipe a little. My kids still love it! I'm not sure Mac and Cheese can…