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Dumping a box of pasta into boiling water is easy. But dreaming up a sophisticated flavor combo, too? Not so much. Enter Coterie member Katie Workman, a writer and mom who is simplifying mealtime with her blog The Mom 100. Translation? Her pasta recipes are simple (we’re talking five ingredients max) and tasty.

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The Mom 100

Simple Baked Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Think of this as deconstructed lasagna.

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The Mom 100

Chicken and Mushroom Marsala Rotelle

Just rotisserie chicken, plus four simple ingredients.

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The Mom 100

Pasta with Creamy Sundried Tomato and Scallion Sauce

Call this a greatest hit.

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The Mom 100

Campanelle with Chicken Sausage, Kale and Olives

And just like that, your kids are eating dark, leafy greens.

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The Mom 100

Creamy Four-Cheese Pasta

Can there ever really be enough cheese?

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The Mom 100

Pasta Salad with Chicken, Green Olives and Ramp Vinaigrette

Psst: If you can’t find ramps, scallions are OK, too.

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The Mom 100

Pasta with Edamame, Mint and Basil Pesto

Serve hot and pass the Parm around the table.

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The Mom 100

Simplest Tomato, Corn, Basil and Mozzarella Pasta Salad

If fresh corn isn’t in season, frozen is great, too.

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The Mom 100

Whole Grain Penne with Zucchini, Tomato and Feta

Another five-ingredient wonder.

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The Mom 100

Thin Spaghetti with Fennel, Bacon and Parmesan

A dish that proves bacon can be elegant.

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The Mom 100

Orange and Herb Orzo

Looks and tastes extravagant. (Hint: It’s not.)

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The Mom 100

Sheetpan Macaroni and Cheese Squares

Bonus: The leftovers are portable.

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The Mom 100

Instant Pot Ziti 'Lasagna' with Bolognese Sauce

It tastes like it was cooking all Sunday long.

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The Mom 100

Cavatappi with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Pesto

Make it tonight, thank us later.

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The Mom 100

Fresh Linguine with Shrimp and Peas in a Pink Cream Sauce

The whole dish comes together in just 20 minutes (really).

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The Mom 100

Basic Mac and Cheese

Preheating the oven? What are we, amateurs?

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The Mom 100

Creamy Goat Cheese and Spinach Linguine

Best of all, you probably have the ingredients on hand.

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