Do you know you can make Pesto with any greens? If you have restricted yourself to just basil, then move away from that and consider any greens you can fine. Homemade Pesto is one of the best green condiment that I always stock up for quick meal on busy days.
Chicken Bolognese Baked Ziti is crowd pleaser, both with kids and adults. Because it is so easy to freeze and bake in bulk, it is perfect for big parties too. You can make the dish vegetarian by adding finely chopped mushroom or tofu instead of chicken. You could also add bite size cauliflower or broccoli and make it vegetable loaded. This Baked Pasta with Chicken Bolognese is a favorite in my home and probably the only pasta dish I like that is covered in tomato sauce.