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An easy one pot dish is the Tuscan Herb Penne With Sausage

Life in the midwest during fall is as follows, in no particular order: sweaters, pumpkins, carbs, wine, more carbs, probably more wine if you have kids, and anything pumpkin spice. 

I love it all. Especially the carbs. And the wine.

There are downsides to fall, however. It gets darker earlier and it feels like midnight at dinner time. We’re already tired and none of us want to cook, let alone wash dishes. I can Pin recipes with the best of them, but then motivation leaves me when it’s time to cook. And comfort food dishes are exhausting – at least that’s what I thought until I discovered one pot cooking with Barilla Pronto Pasta and created this amazing Tuscan Herb Penne With Sausage recipe!

Barilla Pronto

Being able to cook in just one pot saves so many dishes and so much time. There is no boiling and no draining. I also noticed that because we cook the sausage in the same pan, the penne picks up a lot of that flavor while it’s cooking. 

See the ‘Pronto’ on the Barilla Pasta box? That’s what you want to look for when you want one pot, easy recipes for dinner, like this Tuscan Herb Penne With Sausage. It’s easily found at your local Walmart.

Only three ingredients, in addition to the no boil, no drain Barilla Pronto Pasta and Barilla Tuscan Herb Sauce is all you need for this recipe. It’s easy, it’s quick, it’s the perfect fall comfort food, but will feel like you spent hours making it.

While you’re at Walmart, if you really want to make this meal special for a dinner party or a date night in, pair it with the delicious Pepperidge Farm Cookie Collection or my favorite, the Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Cookie Collection and a good bottle of wine.

Pepperidge Farm Cookie Collection is a perfect no-bake dessert

Forget looking up no bake cookie recipes – these are gorgeous on brightly colored plates and no one will care if you baked them. BOOM! Just saved you even more dishes. 

The Perfect Wine For The Perfect Meal

And, speaking of a good bottle of wine, guess what you can also find at Walmart besides an easy dinner and dessert. A good bottle of wine. Yeah, I know, right? We recommend Estancia Wine’s Pinot Noir or their Cabernet Sauvignon. They go perfectly with this dish and really make the meal feel something from a classy Italian restaurant. 

Estanica Pinot Noir

If you don’t speak wine, let me help. Estancia is both affordable and delicious (I know, because hubby and I drank the whole bottle!). The Estancia Pinot Noir has hints of raspberry, baking spice, cigar box, black cherry, and oak and is Grown with Passion in California. It’s deep flavor goes perfectly with red meat and red sauce and pasta, such as this meal!

Did you know that you can get more information about wine pairings by using the Simple Entertaining Hub and to find a wine tasting or pairing event at a Walmart near you!

One Pot Recipes With Carbs are the king of fall in the midwest

For other easy, one pot recipes, follow Barilla on Facebook and on Twitter. You can also find Pepperidge Farm on Facebook and on Twitter as well as Estancia Wine on Facebook.

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What the Walmart displays look like for this recipe

About Author

Dusty is the editor of As Mom Sees It, a family lifestyle and travel site. She is a wife and mother of two in Ohio.

Dusty has been featured on ABC, on Mom Talk Radio and in iBlog Magazine. Her creations have been featured on Craftgawker, DIY Weddings, and in 2013, As Mom Sees It was named one of the Top 50 New Product Review Sites by Cision.

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  1. This pasta dish looks great for those chilly fall nights! And I love how easy and fast, too! I think this would pair great with a nice glass of the wine. Love your explanation of fall in the midwest..too funny! [client]

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