Monday, October 10, 2011

Quick and Easy Pasta for Kids(Serves 2 kids)

Pasta is an all time favorite food for kids of all ages. Adding finely diced vegetables makes this Pasta healthier. Children enjoy fun shapes of Pasta, so in this recipe I have used zoo animals Pasta.


1 cup Pasta
1/2 cup Pasta Sauce(I use Ragu but any of your favorite brand is fine)
1/4 cup vegetables finely diced(like carrots,broccoli,zucchini)
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

For White Sauce

1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup Milk
salt and pepper as per taste


Boil water for Pasta with lid on. Once boiled add salt and little bit of olive oil and then Pasta, stir. When Pasta is almost done add veggies and let it boil, until pasta is cooked and veggies are tender. Drain and keep aside.

Method for White Sauce 
Meanwhile melt butter in a sauce pan on medium heat and add flour. Stir with whisk until butter and flour are well combined and mixture is bubbled. Pour milk and stir until it thickens. Add more milk depending on the desired consistency. This is your white sauce.

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

Combine white sauce with pasta sauce and add drained pasta. Mix everything together, sprinkle cheese on top and bake it in the oven for 10 min or until cheese melts. Let it cool and serve.

Quick Tip -:

If you have fresh basil on hand, cut thin slices through it and toss it in the sauce.



    I am a pasta fan and I am sure it
    will also delight me at 73!