Different Types of Pasta that Get Us Through the Week
Sitting down to a home-cooked meal is arguably the best part of any weeknight. But dinner doesn’t have to be complicated to be comforting, healthy and delicious. And besides — who has time to cook a five-course meal on a Tuesday? (Seriously. We want to know their secret!)
Enter: simple pasta recipes, because sometimes a big plate of noodles is all you need to unwind after a long and stressful day. So we asked our Simply Organic team for the different types of pasta recipes they turn to when they need a no-fail noodle bowl.
Each of these family pasta dinner ideas is easy to cook, fast to prepare, and uses common pantry staples you already have in your kitchen, saving you a last-minute trip to the store. Because with the right recipe and the right ingredients at your side — good food is within reach.
for when you want to shake up Meatless Mondays
This outrageously creamy noodle bowl is all about texture — from crisp tofu to fresh, snappy veggies and springy rice noodles. Smother it all in a delicious sauce made with Simply Organic Curry Powder and you’ve got the perfect combo of texture and flavor. No dairy. No meat. Just plant-based goodness! (Up for a little extra heat? Sub in Simply Organic Spicy Curry Powder.)
Excellent as leftovers, you can scarf down these noodles straight out of the fridge — or easily reheat them.
for when you’re craving the classics
Simple can still be spectacular — and this crowd-pleasing alfredo proves it. But rather than heavy cream and butter, this recipe relies on milk, olive oil and our time-saving Simply Organic Alfredo Seasoning Mix. Corn makes a surprising but totally welcome appearance, adding a pop of texture and sweet summer flavor any time of the year. Organic parsley flakes are the finishing touch, creating a new dimension of flavor that takes this easy weeknight dinner to another level.
for when you need something everyone will eat
Part taco, part mac and cheese. Picky eaters will have zero complaints about this fantastically cheesy noodle bowl that puts a new spin on taco-night flavors with Simply Organic Mild Taco Seasoning Mix. We dare anyone in your home NOT to lick the bowl clean!
Speaking of cleaning, it doesn’t get much easier than this. Plus, it all comes together in about the time it takes to boil your pasta.
for when you want to feel like a kid again
Creamy, rich and cheesy — and 100 percent vegan. A little bit of Simply Organic Nutritional Yeast (AKA “nooch”) adds deep umami flavor to your childhood suppertime favorite. But even adults can get excited about this dairy-free version that’s packed with spices and herbs to make things a little more interesting.
for when you need to wing something wonderful
Need an elegant meal that will really impress your dinner guests? Before you race off to the specialty store — check your pantry. You’ll be surprised what a can of high-quality tuna and organic dried spices can do!
Case in point: this show-stopping seafood pasta studded with sustainable canned tuna, sun-dried tomatoes and capers. It all comes together in 30 minutes, making it your go-to recipe when you want to make something special, but don’t have hours to spend cooking.
for when you need a kick of heat
Smoky, roasted red bell pepper and Simply Organic Hot Paprika add intense flavor and the right amount of heat to this insanely scrumptious noodle dish. The sauce is dairy free, but still satisfyingly creamy thanks to a small pour of full-fat coconut milk. Garnish with Parmesan, or skip the cheese to make it vegan.
A sophisticated and interesting dinner perfect for date night — or any occasion that calls for good food and good conversation.
Lemon-garlic sauce gives a kiss of bright, citrus flavor to buttery fettuccini noodles topped with herbs and parmesan. But make no mistake: the real star of the show is fresh shrimp, coated in Simply Organic Ancho Chili Powder for an extra kick of heat.
Pairs great with a glass of white wine — and letting someone else do the dishes for once!
for when you want to make something special
We’re low-key obsessed with this standout vegetarian dish that uses Simply Organic Single Origin spices to infuse fresh zucchini with the unmistakable flavors of Californian Garlic, Californian Onion and Sri Lankan Black Peppercorn. Plus, who can resist a dish topped with rich, buttery burrata cheese?
Buttered Noodles, Five Ways
for when you want to keep it simple
Noodles + Butter = Good every time. (We’ve done the math and promise it checks out!) Of course, sometimes you need the right ingredient to make things POP. Luckily, that doesn’t have to mean lots of extra work — all you need to do is open that spice cabinet!
Here are our favorite spices that prove it really doesn’t get any better than pasta night:
Simply Organic Simply Organic Adobo Seasoning 4.41 oz. SKU: 18034$6.79
Simply Organic Simply Organic Garlic Salt 4.7 oz. SKU: 18517$6.23
Simply Organic Simply Organic Sweet Basil Pesto Seasoning Mix 0.53 oz. SKU: 18542$1.49
Simply Organic Simply Organic Daily Grind 2.65 oz. SKU: 18263$7.99
Simply Organic Simply Organic Roasted Garlic & Herb Umami Blend 2.19 oz. SKU: 15737$7.99
Simply Organic Simply Organic Alfredo Seasoning Mix 1.48 oz. SKU: 18544$1.49