ROUNDUP: 13 Delicious Midweek Dinners with Pasta and Rice

Lost your cooking mojo or just want to make dinner magic happen from the pantry? Here are 13 marvellous mid-week wonders using pasta and rice for you to add to the delicious dinner rotation. It’s a recipe roundup bonanza!

We all have those half-used bags of pasta or rice lurking in the pantry. Here’s how to use them all up in a not-at-all-boring-dinner kind of way. Presenting 13 pasta and rice recipes for the win!

[mc_block_title custom_title=”1. One Pot Pasta!”]

Don’t want to muck around with a whole lot of steps or pans? This one-pot pasta recipe NAILS the quick-dinner brief.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”2. Easy Mac and Cheese”]

An absolute pearler for the kids – it’s easy and mighty delicious – mac and cheese for the win!

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”3. Same Day Fried Rice”]

Forget that making fried rice is a two-day process – go straight in with this brilliant fried rice recipe! Leftovers are awesome in a Thermos container for kids lunches too!

Clever Ways With Leftovers - Fried Rice

[mc_block_title custom_title=”4. Easy Lasagne”]

Lasagne can be a little time-intensive, but it’s ALWAYS worth it. Why not test the waters with this easy lasagne recipe? The fam-bam are sure to love it!

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”5. Capsicum and Chilli Linguini”]

Like it hot? Try this capsicum and chilli linguini pasta recipe on for size. The secret to MORE heat is in the chilli seeds – so if you like it REAL hot, seek out the seeds!

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”6. Easy Peasy Pesto Pasta”]

Pesto pasta is a firm favourite of mine and a great dish to also serve cold as a summer salad. Beef it up with shredded chicken and you have the lip-smacking seal of approval. Yum.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”7. Hidden Veggie Bolognese”]

If your kids reel back in horror at the sight of veggies, see if this clever hidden veggie bolognese pasta recipe will past the kid-test. We bet they’re none the wiser, and you can be super smug knowing they just ate their veggies.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”8. Tasty Mushroom Risotto”]

Risotto is SUPER easy as well as being SUPER tasty. The unsung hero of the pasta aisle, this mushroom risotto recipe is sure to be a smash hit with mushroom lovers.

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”9. Quick and Easy Tuna Pasta Bake”]

Who doesn’t love a tuna pasta bake? This one is super quick and easy PLUS you can cook it in individual ramekins for a real five-star effect. FANCY PANTS!

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”10. Spaghetti with Bacon Meatballs”]

Meatballs, YESSSSSSSS! Take your meatball recipe that little bit further with this epic spaghetti and bacon meatballs recipe.

spaghetti and bacon meatballs recipe
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[mc_block_title custom_title=”11. Delicious Pastitsio Greek Pasta Bake”]

Pastitsio – if ever there was a pasta dish that was even BETTER the next day, it has to be this one. It’s a little like a quick lasagne, but in a different, pasta bake form. Deeeeeelicious!

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[mc_block_title custom_title=”12. Spaghetti Bolognese Cob Loaf”]

Let’s not forget our spaghetti bolognese cob loaf. It’s a show-stopper you need, this HAS GOT TO BE IT!

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Spaghetti cob loaf WITH GARLIC BUTTER CRUST. Source: supplied

[mc_block_title custom_title=”13. Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding”]

Yep, rice for dessert is A THING! Try this vanilla rice pudding dessert recipe paired with fruit (or maybe a dollop of jam) and report back if it was a winner!

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Yum, that’s a whole lot of pantry staple, mid-week wonders to add to the menu plan right there! Go forth and find your pasta and rice, happy cooking!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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