Easy Weeknight Pasta

By May 3, 2018April 15th, 2019Cooking, Home Everyday Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes

In a hurry to get dinner on the table? Try this Easy Weeknight Pasta, your family will love how it tastes and you will love how easy it is!

Easy Mostaccioli Recipe

This post is sponsored by Barilla. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Weeknights are busy, I understand. Sometimes getting dinner on the table is the last thing on your mind. With Summer quickly approaching, I know you would rather be sitting on the deck, taking a walk at the beach or even watching your child’s baseball game.

What if you could serve your family a delicious meal, that they would love, in about 15 minutes? Are you in?

Easy Mostaccioli Recipe

One of my main goals here is to help you get in and out of the kitchen fast, so you can spend more time with your family and on the things you love to do.

Creating special memories with your family doesn’t mean you need to spend all day in the kitchen. This 60 seconds to perfect pasta will help!

Barilla Pasta in Microwave

For this Weeknight Mostaccioli, simply cook the Barilla Ready Pasta in the microwave for 60 seconds, according to directions on the package, then add to the skillet, add the Barilla Marinara Sauce and heat through. After a few minutes, you can add the cheese. We like Mozzarella and Parmesan, but you can use your favorite cheese. Then heat until the cheese is melted.

You will have dinner on the table in a flash! And more time to do the activities your family loves.

Barilla Ready Pasta for Weeknight Mostaccioli

The new Barilla Ready Pasta is not only convenient, it’s also Non-GMO and is made with three simple ingredients, sea salt, olive oil and pasta. You can cook it in the microwave and each package is two servings, making is super for lunches and snacks as well.

Simple family dinner with Mostaccioli

For this easy weeknight meal, we added a salad from Marketside at Walmart, it’s all pre-cut and ready to use. And a loaf of Italian bread.

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Easy Mostaccioli Recipe

Weeknight Pasta

Dinner on the table in under 15 minutes


  • 2 pouches Barilla Ready Pasta
  • 1 jar Barilla Marinara Sauce
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese


Cook pasta in microwave according to directions on package

Heat skillet to medium heat

Add pasta to skillet

Add Barilla Marinara Sauce

Heat through

Add cheeses

Heat until melted

Serve immediately

Store leftovers in air tight container in refrigerator


You can also skip the skillet process and heat Mostaccioli in the microwave, add cheese, and heat until melted.


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