Meal Inspiration via Pinterest–recent winners

I don’t know about you, but I have a TON of recipes on my Pinterest board and honestly, I get a little overwhelmed when I try to meal plan because they all look SO good. #pinterestproblems

Over the past few weeks, I’ve tried some new recipes and come away with some winners. . . and I thought I’d share them with you. Smile 

Pasta with Butternut Sauce, Spicy Sausage and Baby Spinach | Skinnytaste:

Pasta with Butternut Squash, spicy sausage and baby spinach.

This was SO good! I was concerned that the squash wouldn’t provide enough of a “sauce” for the pasta, but it was thick, rich and delicious. Perfect with Jennie-O spicy turkey sausage. Also, it made a ton of food. So, we had lunches for work for a few days = winning!

French Onion Soup au Gratin Stuffed Meatloaf - caramelized onions and cheese turn this traditional recipe into the ultimate comfort food | | gluten free:  

French onion meatloaf

This one took a bit longer than I would usually spend on a weeknight meal but it was a perfect Sunday night dinner. I didn’t make the sauce, but I thought the onions and cheese middle was amazing. Leftovers were great too. 

Taco Spaghetti Skillet: A Pot-Sized Pasta recipe with the flavor of tacos made in one pan using ground beef, zesty tomatoes and spaghetti, topped with sour cream:

Taco spaghetti skillet

I swapped out the spaghetti for some penne pasta and traded the sour cream for avocado. This one was a whole family dinner winner. It wasn’t too spicy, so Luke ate it up but it had great flavor with the taco seasoning and rotel so the adults loved it too. 

Honey Balsamic Chicken Breasts and Veggies - All cooked on one single pan. Easy peasy with zero clean up, and packed with so much flavor. Done and done.:

One pan honey balsamic chicken + roasted potatoes

This one gets the award for easiest to make. I prepped the chicken in the marinade the night before and diced potatoes. Then, my husband put it all in the oven 30 minutes before I got home from work. The chicken had great flavor and I don’t think you can get any easier than one pan clean up! Smile 

Your turn. . . any recipe winners lately? Links please!


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13 Responses to Meal Inspiration via Pinterest–recent winners

  1. Thanks for sharing these – one pan meals are my favorite 😉 I’ll have to try this one out!
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  2. TG for Pinterest! Here’s my absolute favorite Pad Thai recipe that we’ve made at least a dozen times since I first pinned it –

    The sauce always turns out a bit different bc I’m not too precise in my measurements and each time it has been so good 🙂
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  3. Thanks for sharing, all of these look pretty awesome! I feel like most of the recipes I pin never get made 🙁
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    • KT

      Me too! Which is why I decided to change that and start making them!! While, most of them will still never get made, I like that I’m trying some new ones. 🙂

  4. I have been trying so many new weeknight meals lately! I’m writing up an entire post for next week. 🙂
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  5. I’ll be making the butternut squash sausage pasta next week, thank you!!!!
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  6. Taco spaghetti skillet sounds intriguing – definitely adding it to my try it out list!!
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  7. Love to see you found some winners! Lately I seem to only get Pinterest fails???
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