September 17, 2015

Quick & Easy Dinner!

Is it just me or do you sometimes feel like you're running around like crazy doing who-knows-what? I feel like that 2-3 times a week...sometimes more. Especially when M has soccer practice. We barely have enough time to pick up dinner, let alone cook. The husband and I alternate taking him to practice and on the days he takes him I make a quick dinner. They both come home like hungry cavemen. [no joke]


Just 5 ingredients and you are good to go! Easy peasy right?! I used what I had on hand but you can substitute to make it healthier or to your preference.

I love Vodka sauce! It's super yummy! We also prefer using ground turkey. You can use ground beef or chicken-whatever your little heart desires.

First, you will cook the pasta at directed. I had rigatoni on hand but any short pasta will do. I like changing it up with rigatoni and elbow pasta. Drain once done cooking.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish or you can use a casserole dish. I used a baking dish and greased with non-stick olive oil spray. Set aside.

Next comes the ground turkey! You're going to season it with the Goya Total seasoning. I love this stuff because it's great on any type of meat! LOVE!


Once the pasta and your meat is done cooking, you will add the pasta to the baking dish. Follow with meat on top of pasta. Lastly, you will add the pasta sauce.


This is where it gets messy. You will need to mix everything together. I prefer using my hands. Just mix, mix, mix. Make sure the pasta sauce is evenly disbursed.

cheesy goodness!!

Top with cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Serve and ENJOY!


Super easy to make and you will have leftovers for lunch or dinner the following day as well! PERFECT! Such a kid-friendly dish too! We served it alone but it pairs great with a side salad.

Also, I wanted to share these cute little pot handle sleeves with you! I snagged a pair last year during one of M's fundraisers. Great purchase!


They come super handy when I'm draining pasta! Plus they come in fun patterns. Have you ever bought something from a fundraiser that you use on the daily or comes in handy quiet often? Let me know your find in the comments below!

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