Pasta for the wee ones

Here is a simple and healthy pasta for babies and toddlers.  Okay, I ate some, too, and it’s tasty for us big kids as well.  Think along the lines of spaghetti o’s….but much healthier and not in a can, laced with BPA, and made with your own loving hands!

Star Bright Pasta

  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 Clove Garlic, diced
  • 2 Tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/4 cup Star Shaped Pasta

In a small sauce pan, saute the onion and carrots in a drizzle of olive oil for about five minutes.  Add garlic and cook for another minute until the smell is yummy!  Add the diced tomatoes and 1 cup of water.  Cover and simmer for approximately 15 minutes.  Add the frozen peas and cook for another 5 minutes.  Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth (or the texture you want for your little one).  I left mine pretty thick because my little girl wants to take the spoon and try “feeding” herself….which means that we usually have a lot of food that totally misses her mouth but lands beautifully on her forehead!

Meanwhile, cook the star pasta in boiling water for 7 minutes, drain and set aside.  Note:  I used a sieve for this because the holes in my strainer were too big.

This pasta freezes well.  I poured the leftovers into individual portions to keep in the freezer and have on hand for a quick weeknight meal.


About squashblossombabies

I am a foodie and a mommy, sharing my passion for good food and exposing my family to new flavors.
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2 Responses to Pasta for the wee ones

  1. Cakewhiz says:

    I have never seen that star shaped pasta at my local grocery store. It is sooooo CUTE!
    I am a big pasta lover and this will be made for dinner on one of these fine wintery days…hehe

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