Well, it’s that time of year again! Kids are back in school and weeknights just got a whole lot busier! We’ve taken it upon ourselves to ensure that you have a collection of simple, flavorful and kid-approved recipes that will make putting food on the table the easiest part of your week! From one-pot dishes to quick and easy pastas and crockpot meals you can throw together early in the day, these recipes will get your kids excited about dinner and bring the family together amidst the chaos of homework and extra-curricular activities. At Mezzetta®, we believe in family first and know the importance of sharing meals together, even during the hustle and bustle of “back to school” life.

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1. One Pan Chicken Cacciatore

This savory chicken cacciatore dish is the perfect, easy to make weeknight dinner recipe. Using our delicious Mezzetta® products allows you to accomplish that deep, slow simmered flavor in record time with just 10 ingredients, and all in one pan!


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2. Mediterranean Grilled Cheese with Roasted Red Pepper Soup

An elevated spin on a childhood favorite that is perfect for the whole family! Add your favorite Mezzetta® products to make your grilled cheese sandwich really stand out.


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3. Mississippi Roast

This recipe cooks all day in the slow cooker and comes together in minutes before serving. Full of flavor, this tender roast is delicious served over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or even in tacos and sandwiches! A hearty, versatile meal that is sure to please the whole family.


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4. Chicken Parmesan Burgers

A crispy chicken burger topped with Parmigiano Reggiano-packed marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella and fragrant fresh basil—what's not to love? These burgers truly are the perfect spin on an Italian-American classic and are ready in just 30 minutes!


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5. Sheet Pan Chicken with Potatoes and Olives

This recipe is perfect for a delicious weeknight meal that comes together in under an hour. Using only one sheet pan to cook means having only one sheet pan to clean up. It’s a win for the cook and diners alike—the true definition of “winner, winner, chicken dinner.”

Notes from the author

If you have any tried-and-true weeknight recipe ideas using any of our products, we’d love to know! Feel free to drop them in the comments below.


Happy Cooking!
Chef Andrew