What’s not to love about pasta? It can be the perfect supporting cast member for protein and veggies or stand on its own with robust flavors and nutrition. Plus, it's so easy to make: Just boil, drain, and repeat. Check out our most beloved easy pasta classics here.
Springtime Pasta Salad
A gourmet summer pasta dish is less than 15 minutes away if you follow this simple recipe, featuring prosciutto and green peas alongside crunchy lettuce and al-dente elbows.
While the pasta is cooking, simply shred slivers of lettuce and pop some fresh green peas from the garden into a dish. Once the pasta is drained, add everything together – including the prosciutto.
Rigatoni with Burrata and Prosciutto
Enjoy a slice of the Italian countryside with this beautiful and flavorful pasta dish that takes no more than 12 minutes to prep and cook. Fresh cherry tomatoes make a tomato sauce that will be your foundation, paired with tender rigatoni, torn prosciutto, and creamy burrata that elevates the entire dish.
Your family and friends will think you’re a gourmet chef when you cook this pasta in the blink of an eye, so brace yourself for a barrage of compliments.
Pasta Alla Carbonara
This is a dish you’ve seen in magazines, on cooking shows, and on gourmet Italian menus. Perhaps you’ve been intimidated in the past by Pasta Alla Carbonara, but this recipe is incredibly easy to make and only takes 15 minutes.
This dish is all about technique, learning how to create a delicate egg and cheese sauce without overcooking the mixture in the pan with pasta and pancetta. It might take a couple of tries before you perfect the art of carbonara, but once you do, you’ll have an astounding dish in your arsenal for life.
For those that like a lighter pasta, this Broccoli Pasta recipe offers spectacular flavor with a lightning-fast cook time and plenty of fresh ingredients.
Our recipe calls for broccoli and garlic, but feel free to add any other family-favorite garden veggies to the mix. Bell peppers would make a pleasant guest in this dish, as would bite-size pieces of asparagus or zucchini. And don’t forget the anchovies!
Delicious Evening Entrees
Dinner can seem like the most intimidating meal of the day. You’re probably tired after a long day, expectations are high, and you may need more components to create a multi-faceted meal that satisfies everyone’s needs.
No worries – we’ve got your back with plenty of simple and savory entrée items that won’t take the whole afternoon to prepare.
Tomato Zucchini Cod
Pairing cod with fresh summer veggies in this one-pan dish is a simple, no-mess dinner with something for everyone.
Find a sizable piece of quality fish from your local grocery shop (fresher the better) and include plenty of veggies and fresh herbs like parsley from your garden or the farmer’s market. With just five minutes of prep time and 20 minutes in the oven to avoid drying out the fish’s natural juices, you can make a healthy, wholesome meal with quick and easy cleanup.
A staple on Italian menus everywhere, chicken piccata is a legendary dish bursting with lemon, capers, and white wine. This 10-minute recipe makes chicken piccata unbelievably easy.
We like our chicken piccata with long tagliatelle, but the pasta choice is yours. Don’t forget to squeeze fresh lemon over the top before serving, as well as plentiful fresh cracked pepper.
Chipolata and Roasted Vegetables
It can be tricky to showcase quality sausage in an elegant dish, but this recipe is a wonderful showcase for the chipolata you have in the fridge.
Small yellow potatoes, yellow onions, and red bell peppers form a nice and colorful foundation for the meat, with plenty of garlic and white wine to add those excellent aromas.
This dish takes 45 minutes to cook, and the result is a memorable dish that you can execute easily any time of year.
Quinoa Peanut Sesame Bowl
There’s a reason bowls are such a popular dinner choice. Add a variety of components to a single dish and bring big flavors together to create something magnificent.
This quinoa-based bowl is great for vegan households, incorporating eggplant, broccoli, chickpeas, and a lovely peanut-sesame sauce. There is always room for some sautéed chicken breast as well, for any meat-eaters in the family.
Rapid-Fire Beef Fajitas
These simple fajitas are a wonderful opportunity to showcase some red meat, and it could not be any faster off the pan. The recipe takes no more than 10 minutes to prepare and doesn’t compromise a pinch of flavor in the process.
Let the beef simmer and layer on the spices if you have any extra time. You get out what you put in!
Don’t Forget Dessert
A simple and sweet treat is the perfect conclusion to an extravagant meal. These recipes will give you great desserts without a maze of measurements or complex baking techniques. Just like all of JOW’s recipes, these desserts are simple, quick, and tested to perfection.
Three ingredients, five minutes, and smiles all around. That’s a winning recipe in our minds. Besides, you’ve always got bananas in the pantry. Put them to good use!
Pear Chocolate Bowl
Sure, you can scoop ice cream out of the container, but why not create a lovely and healthy dessert with a personal touch?
It takes just a few minutes to make this beautiful dish, and everyone in your family will love its unique textures and flavors.
Commit to Cooking and Eating Well
It’s so easy to cook amazing meals once you have clear instructions and a basic skill set. If you’ve been hesitant to cook in the past, delay no further. JOW’s recipes will keep you on track and spark your interest in other areas of culinary exploration with simple, proven meals and an optimized shopping list to help get you started.
We’ve given you the roadmap to easy and effective cooking for life – enjoy the journey.