Kid Friendly : Veggie Loaded Pasta 

This healthy pasta dish is loaded with vegetables and disguised as a yummy creamy treat . 

Add a bunch of veggies of your choice and serve to your toddler. 

If your baby is the one who likes instant noodles , try the dish with vermicelli / spaghetti / Tops Noodles and get over the crisis without any guilt.

Kid Friendly : Veggie Loaded Pasta 

Prep Time : 10 minutes 

Cooking Time: 15- 20 minutes

Serves : 2 (child sized)

Ingredients:

  • Pasta of choice (macaroni / fusilli/noodles/vermicelli) : cooked 1 cup
  • Butter : 1 tbsp
  • Garlic : chopped 1 tsp
  • Carrots : chopped 1 tbsp
  • Onions : chopped 1 tbsp
  • French beans : chopped 1 tbsp
  • Cauliflower: cut in very small florets 1 tbsp
  • Tomato : grated 1 tbsp
  • Milk : 1 cup (250 ml)
  • Whole wheat flour (aata) : 2 tsp
  • Mozzarella/ Pizza Cheese : grated 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper : 1/4 tsp (or a pinch) 

Method :

  • Cook Pasta of your choice in boiling water , olive oil and salt till its soft and thoroughly cooked.
  • Take milk and whole wheat flour in a sauce pan . Mix well and cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes . Remove from heat and keep aside.
  • Blanch all the vegetables (except onions and tomatoes  ) in boiling water for 1-2 minutes . Cauliflower should be blanched for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Take a nonstick kadhai , on medium heat , add butter , garlic and onions . Cook for 2 minutes .
  • Add capsicum , French beans , cauliflower and carrot . Cook for 2 minutes .
  • Add tomatoes , salt and black pepper.Cook for 2 minutes .
  • Add cooked pasta and milk-whole wheat flour mix . Cook for 2 minutes on medium heat. 
  • Mix thoroughly while cooking .
  • Spread grated mozzarella cheese on top and mix again . Cook for 1 minute .
  • Add few tbsp of milk to dilute consistency , if needed .
  • Serve warm.

Note : If your kid is an expert in picking vegetables away and eating only noodles/pasta , then you can also Purée the vegetables after cooking them and before adding pasta and milk – aata mix to the kadhai. 

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This recipe is a part of our Toddler Meal Plan : Click here to know more about the meal plan . 

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