pastaI love pasta so much that I thought I could easily eat it every single night. But after a week in Rome, with nothing but pasta for dinner every night, I was dying for some sushi. However, I still think pasta is a great meal three or even four nights out of seven. It's healthy, it's quick, it's easy, and even the most fussy eaters love it. What more can you ask for?

Here are five easy but tasty pasta dishes you can whip up in no time.

Bow tie and broccoli pasta. This recipe got five stars from The Food Network. And what kid can resist bow ties? If you've got a finicky one who doesn't like broccoli, switch it out for squash or peas or corn.

Blue cheese and pasta salad. This one sounds delish, though a lot of kids don't like the "stinky" sharp taste of blue cheese. In that case, substitute brie or shaved parmesan.

Pasta with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Sun-dried tomatoes are sweet, so the spinach and pepper flakes make a nice contrast.

Turkey and red pepper pasta. Kids will love the diced turkey, and if they're not keen on red pepper, try an onion or green pepper substitute. This recipe comes from The Family Cookbook Project.

Vegetable fettuccine. This is my favorite pasta dish of all time, so I had to include it. I do it all simple like: boil some pasta, steam some veggies, and toss it all together with some tomato sauce. But if you're more of a foodie, here's a recipe from chef Curtis Stone that includes white wine.

What's your favorite pasta dish?

 

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