Weeknight Dinner Pasta

One thing that I’m trying to master is the art of getting creative what I have on hand. So often in the world of Pinterest we either meal prep for a full week or we plan these grandiose dinners that we forget to stick to the basics. I live over a pizza restaurant, so if I don’t have anything planned I prefer to give up and snag a Buffalo Chicken slice instead. This year though, I have quite a few trips planned between bachelorettes and weddings and showers, so I really need to do better about using what I have on hand in order to save some money!

Yesterday I had enough food in my refrigerator that was going to go bad that my guilty conscious kicked in, so I had no other choice to figure something out! Thankfully, I had some veggies left over from the Honey Mustard Sheet Pan dinner, pasta, and chicken sausage (which looking back I have no idea why I bought it) in my arsenal which sounded decent enough to throw together, and truthfully, there are so many iterations of this I’ve made over time.

I’m not sure if we can call this “getting creative”, but this can be a stupid easy everything-is-store-bought go-to weekly foolproof dinner you can go back to time and time again. Here’s I’ve mixed together for this specific dish.

  • Pasta of your choosing (I used Banza chickpea pasta!)
  • Sausage of your choosing (I used whole foods Italian Chicken sausage)
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Alfredo Sauce (I used Rao’s Alfredo sauce, but love their Tomato Basil sauce!)

A couple alternatives I would suggest to mix and match:


  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Asparagus


  • Grilled Chicken
  • Italian Sausage
  • Ground Turkey


  • Linguine
  • Penne
  • Gluten Free Alternative (e.g. Banza or Whole Foods Gluten Free pasta)


Quite honestly, it’s so easy it’s actually sad. I say go for it, mix and match – you honestly can’t go wrong with any of this!

Bon Appetit, y’all! Take care!

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