Dinner Tonight: Quick and Healthy Menus in 45 Minutes (or Less)

These recipes, paired with simple sides, can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. Check back for additional recipes around the beginning of each month.

Dinner Tonight: Pasta

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Vegetarian Dinner Recipes: Farfalle with Tomatoes, Onions, and Spinach
Photo: John Autry

Farfalle with Tomatoes, Onions, and Spinach

Time: 40 minutes

Prep Pointer: Vertically sliced onions (as opposed to rings) separate nicely and meld better with the pasta.

Serve with Olive Flatbread: Preheat oven to 450°. Unroll 1 (11-ounce) can refrigerated thin-crust pizza dough onto a baking sheet. Combine 1½ tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, and 1 minced garlic clove; brush over dough. Sprinkle dough with ⅓ cup chopped kala-mata olives. Bake at 450° for 11 minutes or until browned and done. Top with 2 tablespoons thinly sliced basil.

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