Three cheese pasta

This simple three cheese pasta is a tasty dish if your family love macaroni cheese but you require something with a bigger flavour. You can use your favourite pasta.

Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup is real Italian style meal in a bowl and is a perfect way to feed a crowd on a winter's day. The vegetables have a robust flavour and the beans and pasta are filling and nutritious.

Spaghetti with pesto

Get dinner on the table in no time at all with this recipe for spaghetti with pesto. Making your own pesto is really quick and easy but if you prefer, buy a good quality pesto to stir through the spaghetti.

Chicken ragu

If spaghetti bolognese makes a weekly appearance on your dinner table, then try this chicken ragu recipe for a bit of a change. Chicken mince makes a beautiful, somewhat lighter pasta sauce and this dish seems to have a little more spring in its step than the traditional pork and veal bolognese.

Pasta salad

This pasta salad uses penne pasta, olives, tuna and parsley to create a light Mediterranean version of this summer time salad classic that's perfect with barbecues and cold meats.

Chorizo pasta

You can have this chorizo pasta on the table in 20 minutes which makes it perfect for when you need to make dinner in a hurry. Chorizo sausage is quite spicy so substitute with bacon or prosciutto depending on your children’s palates.

Pesto chicken pasta

Homemade basil pesto with golden chunks of chicken breast and freshly-cooked fettucine - what could be better than a bowl of this after a long day? Tasty, filling and a definite chicken winner.

Easy spaghetti puttanesca

Here is a family meal that can be made quickly, simply and cheaply using a tin of tomatoes and just a few other ingredients. The sauce is made with tomatoes, olives and capers and is traditionally served with spaghetti.

Pork ragu lasagne

This pork ragu lasagne is layer on layer of flavour and starts out with pork sausages that make it super simple to get on the table. It's a great one for a dinner party too as you can make the ragu ahead of time and assemble when your guests arrive.

Bacon leek pasta

The salty-sweet flavour of bacon goes beautifully with the mild onion taste of leeks and are the perfect partners for this creamy pasta dinner recipe. Enjoy!

Fettuccine alfredo

Hanging out for payday? All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this glorified macaroni cheese for a cheap weeknight dinner. Add some parsley from the garden and it's a little bit fancy.