Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pumpkin Pasta Stars

Pasta is something Sanju has been eating since he was 10 months old and he loves it till now. Earlier when I was not able to get the baby pastas, I just used the regular pastas (ensure no preservatives and flavourings) and mashed them to smaller pieces. This time I got lucky at Giant and spotted Heinz pasta stars!

Ingredients

3 tablespoon of baby pasta

For sauce:
Pumpkin (diced)
Broccoli (cut small)
Carrots (cut small)
Coriander leaves (cut small)
Coriander powder
Some grated garlic & onion

Steps
1. Cook the pasta as the direction on the packet, and keep aside.
2. In a frying pan, sautee garlic & onion till fragrant
3. Add in the pumpkin, broccoli and carrots. You can add other vegetables/meat as you like.
4. Cook for 3 mins and add in some water, and coriander powder, and let it simmer.
5. Cook for 5 mins and mix the pasta in before turning off the heat. Add grated cheese before serving.

The pasta sauce is my most used recipe as it is easy to cook and freezes well for quick toddler meal fixes. It also gives me the flexibility of adding any veggies I have available int he fridge. I also tend to use the sauce with rice or baby oats on the days I don't have time to cook up some pasta.

3 comments:

Cas said...

Thanks for the recipe, will come in handy later :) You can get baby pasta from cold storage, saw it the other day

ahsuah said...

I think this may sound silly, but I want to know if you use oil to saute the onions & garlic for your lil' one?

QarezmaV said...

hehe i should hv mentioned it.. i use unsalted butter or olive oil for baby food sautees :)

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