10 fresh takes on mastering easy dinners with a box of pasta

Because a box of pasta is like that been-through-it-all-with-you friend, that dinnertime Swiss Army knife that can be counted on in your time of need no matter what the day has tossed your way. Best baked chicken parmesan recipe When there’s nothing in the house and your energy and time are at their lowest, a box of pasta is your ultimate ally. Parmesan chicken food network It’s fast. Chicken parmesan with panko bread crumbs It’s easy.

Easy chicken parmesan in oven It’s versatile. Parmesan chicken sandwich And everybody loves it.

All you need is a box of pasta and a little inspiration. What cheese is on chicken parmesan You provide the pasta. Chicken parmesan with spaghetti We got you covered on the inspiration. T g i friday’s parmesan crusted chicken Here are 10 easy pasta meals to solve your weeknight dinner woes.

SHRIMP: In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil, then add 4 cloves thinly sliced garlic and cook until just starting to brown. Chicken parmesan recipe kraft Add 2 diced large tomatoes and 1 finely chopped small red onion. Chicken parmesan bake Cook for 2 minutes, then add 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp. What to have with chicken parmesan Cook just until heated through. Parmesan chicken olive garden Stir in the pasta and add 1 cup torn fresh basil leaves. Best sauce for chicken parmesan Serve topped with additional olive oil and shaved Parmesan cheese.

THAI CHICKEN: In a skillet, cook 1 chopped large yellow onion in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Chicken parmesan receta Add 1 cup grape tomatoes and 2½ cups shredded cooked chicken meat. Homemade parmesan chicken Stir in a 14½-ounce can light coconut milk and 1 to 2 tablespoons red curry paste. How to make chicken parmesan with bread crumbs Bring to a simmer, then add the pasta. Parmesan breadcrumb chicken Stir in 1 tablespoon fish sauce, if desired. Baked chicken parmesan recipe no breadcrumbs Serve with lime wedges and chopped fresh cilantro.

BROTHY BEEF AND MUSHROOM: Cook 8 ounces button mushrooms (whole or sliced) in a skillet with a little olive oil. Chicken parmesan recipe jamie oliver Transfer to a plate, then cook 1 pound thinly sliced flank steak in a bit more oil. Chicken parmesan with tomato sauce Season with salt and black pepper. Parmesan crusted chicken cutlets Add 1 cup low-sodium beef broth and ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth. Parmesan crusted chicken with pasta Stir in the pasta and mushrooms. Parmesan crusted chicken panko Serve topped with chopped fresh chives or scallions.

PEANUT AND ROASTED RED PEPPER: In a blender, combine ½ cup peanut butter, ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Chicken and parmesan cheese Adjust the consistency with water, if needed. Baked chicken parmesan easy In a large skillet, gently warm the pasta and a 12-ounce jar of drained, sliced roasted red peppers. Baked chicken parmesan recipes Add the peanut sauce and heat until warm. Chicken parmesan recipe martha stewart Serve topped with sliced scallions and ground black pepper.

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CHICKPEAS: On a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet, combine a 15-ounce can of chickpeas (drained, rinsed and patted dry) with 2 cups cubed butternut squash. Easy baked chicken parmesan recipe Toss with olive oil, salt, black pepper and 1 tablespoon coriander seeds. Parmesan chicken casserole Roast at 400 F until golden brown and tender. Easy chicken parmesan in crock pot Toss with pasta, the zest and juice of 1 lemon, and additional olive oil.

QUICK VEGGIE: In a large bowl, toss together a grated medium zucchini, 1 pint halved grape tomatoes, 2 cloves minced garlic, the pasta and a healthy drizzle of olive oil. Chicken cutlet parmesan Season with salt and black pepper, then top with grated Romano cheese or crumbled feta.

KALE AND SAUSAGE: In a large skillet, brown 1 pound loose sausage meat or crumbled chorizo. Chicken with parmesan cheese recipe Add 1 sliced large onion and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Chicken parmesan in the oven Cook until tender. Easy chicken parmesan bake recipe Add 5 ounces baby kale and wilt. How to make parmesan chicken breast Stir in the pasta and serve.

CREAMY HAM AND PEA: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet. Easy chicken parmesan oven Add 1 diced medium yellow onion and cook until tender. Quick and easy chicken parmesan recipe Stir in 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour and stir to coat. Chicken parmesan breadcrumbs Add 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth and whisk together. Simple parmesan chicken recipe Add ½ cup heavy cream and whisk again. Pasta with chicken parmesan Bring to a simmer, then add 2 cups diced ham and 2 cups frozen peas. How to do chicken parmesan Cook for 3 minutes, then stir in the pasta.

COTTAGE PIE: Boil 2 diced medium Yukon gold potatoes until tender. 5 ingredient chicken parmesan Meanwhile, in a large skillet with a splash of vegetable oil, brown 1 pound ground beef with 1 diced medium yellow onion. Chicken parm recipe gordon ramsay Stir in 4 ounces cream cheese until melted. Parmesan crusted chicken arugula Season with salt and black pepper. Easy chicken parmesan recipe for two Stir in 1 cup frozen corn kernels and warm gently. Recipe for chicken parmesan pasta Add the pasta and potatoes.

BACON, LEEK AND SWISS: In a large skillet, cook 2 large diced leeks in 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter over medium heat until very tender. Quick chicken parmesan recipe Stir in ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme. Parmesan chicken recipe Add 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon and stir in the pasta. Easy chicken parm bake Stir in 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese.

Alison Ladman is a chef, food writer and recipe developer for The Associated Press. Chicken parmesan cheese recipe She also owns The Crust and Crumb Baking Company in Concord, New Hampshire.