School is back in session and fall sports are starting up too. Life is crazy! Families are rushing from one place to other and barely having time for family dinners. I know for us, we have less than an hour to get dinner on the table during the week. That can be a challenge. Did you know that Barilla has a website filled with recipes, using their delicious Barilla products, for quick and delicious meals? They do!
During the week I need quick meal solutions. I work all day, Peyton is in school and nearly every night we have someplace to be. Synchronized swimming takes up 3 days a week and then horseback riding takes up another. And now, Peyton wants to join some afterschool clubs so our evening time is shrinking even more.
This week I did a little perusing of the recipes on Barilla.com and decided we were going to try out the Creamy Genovese Pesto over a box of Barilla noodles. It would be a delicious meal I could make in less than 20 minutes.
So I grabbed a box of Barilla noodles, boiled them per the directions on the box.
When the noodles were done, I drained them but reserved a cup of noodle water.
Then I mixed in a whole jar of the Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto sauce and a little bit of the noodle water to help thin out the sauce.
That was it. I was done! Dinner was ready to serve. I plated the noodles, sprinkled with cheese and it was ready to enjoy.
I had dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes! And some nights that’s all the time I have.
Peyton thought the dish was tasty. My mother had seconds. So I knew the dish was a hit!
What I liked about this dish is it was easy to make, came together quickly, was tasty and filling. Plus, you could mix it up and add some fresh tomatoes or spinach. Or even add in some leftover chicken. It’s a great base recipe that works well on its own or you can add more to it and mix it up.
With the noodle dish being a big hit in our home I also decided to make a veggie dip. My family likes to graze on the weekends so having quick-grab snacks is a must. We also love avocado. So when I saw a veggie dip on the Barilla website using the Creamy Genovese Pesto and avocado to create a veggie dip I knew I had to try it.
I took the recipe off the Barilla site and made this tasty veggie dip in less than 5 minutes! I believe it took my longer to cut up the veggies than it took to make the dip.
But I know the real question is —– What did the family think of it? Well, they devoured the whole plate of veggies and there was no dip to be found so I think it’s safe to say they loved it!
Barilla curates quality products and offers complete meal solutions that you will enjoy serving to your loved ones and that your loved ones will enjoy eating.
You can find the Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto (and other delicious Barilla products) at your local Target, Super Target, Publix, Stop & Shop, Meijer, ShopRite, Hy-Vee, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, and more. To find a store near you, visit momsmeet.link/barillalocate.