My 15-minute Meal

So, I'm a mom of an 11-month-old and a 4-year-old, and I work full-time and still have to feed everyone and pack lunch.

Here's my go-to 15 minute meal (even 30 minutes is too long!) that feeds the whole family and can go to preschool with my daughter for lunch:

Take 1 (32-ounce) box organic low sodium chicken broth and bring it to a boil in a saucepan. Add 1 cup alphabet pasta and cook. Chop up about a cup of spinach leaves (or just use frozen spinach) and add it to the pasta to wilt.

At this point, I remove a cup or so for my 11-month old, since he can't have whole eggs yet. Beat up an egg or 2 and add some grated parm. While soup is boiling, drizzle in the egg mixture and boil another minute. Ta-da! Dinner, lunch, and we can work on letters while we eat it.

Jill Novatt, Executive Culinary Producer

Keep Reading

Next Up

15-Minute Burrito — Meatless Monday

Get Food Network's recipe for Brown Rice and Bean Burrito, a quick-fix recipe ideal for Meatless Monday.

My Christmas

The lasting, subjective lure of the winter solstice.

15-Minute Thanksgiving Appetizers

Try Food Network's easy Thanksgiving appetizers that take just 15 minutes to cook or assemble.

Last-Minute Wisdom: 15 Chefs Share Insider Advice with the Finalists

Hear the expert tips and industry know-how Food Network chefs have for this year's Food Network Star contestants.

15-Minute Pasta Dinners the Whole Family Will Love

Each of these dinners will hit the table in a hurry, and every one of them is kid-tested, totally approved.

The Pioneer Woman's 15-Minute Eggs Benedict — Most Popular Pin of the Week

Start your day with a savory, hearty breakfast of The Pioneer Woman's easy eggs benedict.

On TV

The Pioneer Woman

9:30am | 8:30c

Cupcake Wars

10am | 9c

Cupcake Wars

11am | 10c

Cake Wars

12pm | 11c

The Pioneer Woman

1:30pm | 12:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

2:30pm | 1:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

3:30pm | 2:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

4:30pm | 3:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

5:30pm | 4:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

6:30pm | 5:30c

Chopped

7pm | 6c

Chopped

8pm | 7c

Chopped

9pm | 8c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Beat Bobby Flay

10pm | 9c

Beat Bobby Flay

10:30pm | 9:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

11:30pm | 10:30c

Chopped

12am | 11c

Beat Bobby Flay

1:30am | 12:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

2:30am | 1:30c

Chopped

3am | 2c

Mystery Diners

4:30am | 3:30c