Inspired by Let’s Move!, we developed the following recipes for cooks of all skill levels and ages in an effort to make cooking at home more practical for busy families. Each recipe requires minimal equipment, costs less than $12 to prepare for four people, and takes less than 30 minutes—cheaper than fast food and much healthier, too. And we promise all of the ingredients can be found at your local supermarket.
One-Pot Cheesy Pasta Bake
This easy skillet pasta bake is a surefire family hit. Pasta and meat sauce topped with mozzarella cheese will make everyone at the table happy, and the all-in-one-pot technique will have the cook smiling pretty. Get the kids involved in this family-friendly meal. Kids can help measure wet and dry ingredients as well as sprinkle cheese on the finished product. Use prep time with older kids to reinforce counting, conversions, and measuring by weight.
Cost for 4: $10.54
Total Time: 30 minutes