Top 12 healthy pasta recipes for kids to relish


1. Veggie Alfredo Pasta

Veggie alfredo pasta recipe for kids
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Imagine white, creamy pasta tossed in rich cheese sauce…

The thought itself makes you go “yummmm” right? So why not just make it and eat it?

You will need:

1 package penne pasta (8 ounces)
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 package frozen or canned peas (8 ounces)
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
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How to:

In a deep dish or pan, bring water to boil and add the asparagus. After two minutes, add the peas and let them cook for two more minutes. Remove the peas and the asparagus from the boiling water and set them aside.
Cook the pasta in boiling water for about 8-10 minutes, or until it is tender but firm.
Add the pasta to the peas and asparagus in the bowl.
Season with parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste and toss.
Serve warm.

Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 15min
Servings: 4


2. Roasted Veggie Pasta

Roasted veggie pasta recipe for kids
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Vegetables are more interesting when they are roasted than when they are boiled. Well, at least for kids they are! So, here is a tasty vegetable stir fry pasta recipe with roasted vegetables.

You will need:

1 pack rotini pasta (16 ounces)
1 plum tomato, halved
¾ cup pesto sauce
1 green bell pepper (capsicum)
1 zucchini, diced
1 onion, sliced into ½ inch pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil

How to:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
On a baking sheet, spread the tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, and onions evenly. Sprinkle a little olive oil over them; season with salt and pepper.
Roast the veggies in the pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes, or until they are cooked and slightly soft. Set them aside.
Cook the pasta, drain it and set it aside.
In a bowl, combine the roasted vegetables, cooked rotini, pesto sauce and olive oil. Toss it and serve.