Different Types of Pasta that Get Us Through the Week

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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.

 

Creamy Curry Tofu Noodle Bowl

Creamy Curry Tofu Noodle Bowl

 

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.

 

Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Chicken Alfredo Pasta

 

 

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.

 

Easy Cheesy Taco Pasta

Easy Cheesy Taco Pasta

 

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.

 

Vegan Mac & Cheese with Nutritional Yeast

Vegan Mac and Cheese with Nutritional Yeast

 

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.

 

Spicy Tuna Pasta with Oregano and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Spicy Tuna Pasta with Oregano and Crushed Red Pepper

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.

 

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Hot Paprika

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Hot Paprika

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.

 

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Ancho Chili

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Ancho Chili

Lemon-garlic sauce gives a kiss of bright, citrus flavor to buttery fettuccini noodles topped with herbs and parmesanBut 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!

 

Californian Garlic Zucchini Pasta

Californian Garlic Zucchini Pasta

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!

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