Easy Instant Pot Alfredo

School is in session and that means so is everything else – piano, soccer, dance, PTA, etc. With any change, there is always an adjustment period. As you adjust, quick and easy meals can help make that adjustment easier. Anything that is ready in 30 minutes or less is a godsend. Anything that can be... Read More

Amazing Crock Pot Marinara Sauce

Amazing Crock Pot Marinara Sauce | realmomkitchen.com

Bottled marinara sauce definitely has it’s place in the kitchen. I use it for convenience in a recipe that incorporates it into the meal. However, when the sauce is the focus of the dish and just served over pasta, homemade is the way to go. Now the key to a good marinara sauce is simmering.... Read More

Instant Pot Baked Ziti

Instant Pot Baked Ziti | realmomkitchen.com

I am starting to get more use of my instant pot now. It will never replace my slow cooker, but it definitely is worth having one. The one thing that I am especially loving to make is pasta dishes. I’ve recently tried out 3 different recipes involving pasta and absolutely love them all! This recipe... Read More

Baked Pasta

Baked Pasta | realmomkitchen.com

What’s not to love about a meaty pasta dish? This is simple to make and has everything you would expect from a good pasta dish. With just a few simple ingredients like pasta, marinara sauce, sour cream, beef, onions, and cheese you are set. Add a salad or veggies along with some garlic bread for... Read More

Easy Garlic Spread

Easy Garlic Spread | realmomkitchen.com

Garlic bread is a frequent side used with Italian meals. My family loves it and it’s a side that I use often. My go to version was the recipe I have for herbed garlic bread. It’s fabulous and the family loves it, but I recently have been using this recipe that I am sharing with... Read More

5 Cheese Marinara {Olive Garden Copy Cat}

5 Cheese Marinara Sauce | realmomkitchen.com

I have a new favorite pasta sauce! It tastes amazing and is super simple to make. I am more than happy to just have some good old cooked pasta if it’s topped with this sauce. This is suppose to be a copy cat version of Olive Garden’s 5 cheese marinara sauce. I haven’t ever had... Read More

Easy Pizza Dippers

Easy Pizza Dippers | realmomkitchen.com

School is back in session for most kids now, which means it’s time for homework and packing lunches. Figuring out what to pack in those lunch boxes and how to keep kids happy with their lunch choices is one of those challenges all moms experience. So, I decided to create a fun lunch idea for... Read More

Italian Sea Shell Pasta Salad

Italian Sea Shell Pasta Salad | realmomkitchen.com

Pasta salad is a summer staple for any gathering. However, there are so many ways you can serve it up. Well, I have a tasty way to serve it up for you all today. What makes this salad amazing and loved by all is the diced pepperoni and salami. Now if you’d rather make this... Read More

Chicken Alfredo Roll Ups

Chicken Alfredo Roll Ups | realmomkitchen.com

Chicken Alfredo is one of my favorite dishes to eat. Today I have a fun and different way to serve it up. It gets rolled up in a lasagna noodle. I really think that this dish is less calories than what a regular serving of chicken alfredo would be. It is less pasta and less... Read More

Easy Tomato Basil Soup

Easy Tomato Basil Soup | realmomkitchen.com

You are gonna love this easy 4 ingredient soup. It all begins with a can of tomato soup! Then with just a couple of the right ingredients you can make the regular tomato soup amazing! This will make a great lunch or dinner. I highly recommend making the recipe I have for Italian grilled cheese... Read More