Tomato Pesto Pasta Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

This recipe for Rigatoni and Eggplant with Dried Tomato Pesto gives directions for making your own pesto. Try making a double batch and freezing the leftovers for nights when you want another quick meal. Tonight, try it with Romaine and Radicchio with Anchovy Dressing, Yellow Squash with Pine Nuts, and Biscotti and Fruit. If you're in a hurry and want to try this dish, buy refrigerated dried tomato pesto at the market.

Rigatoni and Eggplant with Dried Tomato Pesto


Romaine and Radicchio with Anchovy Dressing

You can make a great anchovy dressing by adding anchovy paste to Caesar dressing. Toss with hearty romaine and some shredded radicchio.

Yellow Squash with Pine Nuts

Toss yellow squash cooked your favorite way with toasted pine nuts. Drizzle with butter if desired.

Biscotti and Fruit

The perfect end to any meal: Cookies and fresh fruit.