Your 7-Day Dinner Plan: Pasta and Noodle Edition

Whether you slurp 'em, twirl 'em, or just dig right in, pasta and noodles are some of the simplest, quickest, and most satisfying dinners to put together.

Keeping your pantry stocked with pastas and noodles (or your fridge if we're talking spiralized veggie noodles) can be clutch for getting dinner on the table when it's 5pm and you still have no idea what you'll be cooking later.

The beauty of using pasta or noodles as the base of your meal is that anything goes. Got some past-their-prime veggies? Stir fry them, drizzle in a sauce, and toss them with some noodles. Not sure what to do with some random slices of bacon and a couple of tomatoes? Add onion, some Parmesan cheese, and a box of penne, and you've got yourself a crowd-pleasing meal that's ready in less than 30 minutes.

If you're not ready to improvise your own dinners just yet, start off with one (or all seven!) of these simple recipes. From a noodle salad that features all the sour, spicy, sweet, and savory notes you'd expect from a Thai dish to a nut-free twist on a classic pesto with vitamin-loaded spinach instead of basil, we've got you covered.