Though weekends are reserved for making fresh pasta or braising a pot roast, Cooking Light staffers turn to quick and easy ideas during the week. Here are some of our favorite go-to meals.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
"Fresh cheese tortellini and marinara sprinkled with shaved Parmesan and a tossed salad. The fresh pasta cooks quickly once the water boils. Dinner can be ready in less than 30 minutes.” —Vanessa Johnson, Test Kitchen Director
This marinara sauce tops rotini but we love Vanessa's suggestion to use fresh cheese tortellini instead.