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The last month or so, the most popular recipes here are Nifty Mom have been quick and easy pasta dinners. With school just starting up and schedules getting busier, it makes complete sense. Today I am sharing a Chicken & Peppers Pasta recipe; another easy dinner great for weeknights. While this recipe is sponsored by Barilla, all opinions are my own.

Chicken & Peppers Pasta {Quick & Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea}

We are mid-week; The time I frequently realize my meal plan needs an adjustment. I often need to change out a meal for a quick and easy dinner to get on the table because what I had planned didn’t get prepped in time or our schedules changed. This Caprese Chicken Pasta is just that: a quick and easy dinner that is ready to serve in under thirty minutes.

Caprese Chicken Pasta {Quick & Easy Dinner Idea}

This recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MuellersMatchmaker #CollectiveBias

To me, dinner is the most important meal of the day. It is the one meal during the day when we are all together as a family. This is something we try to do everyday – gather together for dinner. This Stuffed Shells with Ground Beef & Cheese recipe is great for weeknight meals.

Easy Baked Stuffed Shells Recipe (with ground beef and cheese)

This One-Pan Chicken & Bacon Pesto Pasta recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OnePanPronto #CollectiveBias

2 weeks ago as I was completing my August calendar, I realized just how busy we will be this school year. Between work schedules, soccer, tennis and two of the three boys in school, it’s pretty clear we will be on-the-go more than ever.

One-Pan Chicken & Bacon Pesto Pasta Recipe

This Knorr Pasta & fresh produce dinner recipe is part of a sponsored post for a Collective Bias® #WalmartProduce #cbias campaign. All opinions expressed are my own. 

In a perfect world, I would have time to cook a homemade dinner every evening for my family. I try my best by creating a meal plan each week to stay on track. But even then, some days fly by, leaving me with no time to make what was planned. That’s why I keep my pantry stocked for quick meals.

Butter and Herb Pasta with Shrimp & Tomatoes #shop #walmartproduce

I made this for the first time this week and the flavor was amazing. I found a recipe on Kraft Foods but made modifications because I like cheesy meaty dishes. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


  • 1 box of penne noodles
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (26 oz) spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tub (10 oz) PHILADELPHIA Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme
  • Garlic salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350°

In a large pot, boil water and cook pasta, drain. In a large skillet, brown meat with green pepper and onion seasoned with garlic salt. Drain meat and return to skillet.

Add spaghetti sauce, cooking creme, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cook for a few minutes stirring until the cheese is all melted. Add mixture to the pasta and mix.

Pour pasta into a 13×9 baking dish. Cover with remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.  Cover with aluminum foil.

Bake for 30 minutes, removing the foil after 15 minutes.