Pasta is a family staple for good reason – not only is it delicious and pastably one of the easiest and quickest things to make, but it’s also packed with fibre, protein and a host of other nutritional benefits.
Tuck into these delicious and oh-so-saucy pasta dishes that count towards your 5-a-day – see, the pastabilities are endless!
Try these scrummy recipes to tide you and your little one over at lunchtime, dinnertime or even as an energy-boosting midday snack. Trust us, they definitely pasta the taste test!
Rigatoni Pasta Bake with Tomatoes & Mozzarella
This baked rigatoni recipe is pasta tossed in a flavorful tomato sauce, then topped with plenty of cheese and baked until golden brown. A super easy dinner option that’s great for feeding a crowd!
Vroom Vroom Veggie-packed Bolognese
After a busy day, this is the perfect way to recharge your batteries. Plus, it’s packed with lots of good-for-you veggies. Get. Set. Go! *EXCLUSIVE RECIPE* from Annabel’s New Cookbook: Fun, Fast & Easy Children’s Cookbook. OUT NOW.
Tuna Fusilli in a Tasty Tomato Sauce
Most kids love pasta and this easy to make Tuna Fish Fusilli dish will not disappoint. Made with fresh ingredients it is a tasty and healthy option including the excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids contained in the Tuna.
Pasta Shells with Tomato & Mascarpone Sauce
This Pasta Shells with Tomato & Mascarpone Sauce recipe is a simple and delicious pasta dish that’s perfect for babies and toddlers. For another perfect pasta dish for little ones, next try this Baby Chicken & Pea Carbonara
Annabel’s Super-Fuel Veggie Fusilli
Need good food fast? Annabel’s Super-Fuel Veggie Fusilli is easy to prepare and passes the taste test with flying colours. There’s no easier way towards your family’s 5-a-day, and with Annabel’s deliciously light cheese sauce, it’s a staple you’ll want to whip-up time and time again. For another super healthy, quick and easy pasta dish, try this Salmon & Pea Pasta
Annabel’s Mighty Mac ‘N’ Cheese
Annabel’s Mighty Mac ‘N’ Cheese recipe definitely deserves its title. Supercharged with broccoli and sweetcorn, this creamy creation with a crunchy topping is the best fuel for your family – young and old! For another healthy & delicious pasta dish, try Annabel’s Super-Fuel Veggie Fusilli
This pasta dish contains spinach which is a great source of various vitamins. Mixing tiny pasta shapes into your baby’s food is also a good way to add texture to encourage your baby to eat more lumpy food. Try my organic pasta with this dish! This recipe is from my Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner book.
Chicken with Tomatoes & Orzo
The whole family can tuck to this Chicken with Tomatoes & Orzo recipe. Orzo is a great alternative to plain pasta and any fussy eaters out there will be intrigued to give it a try. If your family enjoy this hearty dish, next time try this easy store cupboard Tuna and Orzo Pasta recipe
Baby’s First Bolognese Sauce
Babies need iron from 6 months so recipes such as Baby’s First Bolognese Sauce are great options to help up their intake during weaning. For another delicious & iron-rich recipe, next try Beef Casserole for Baby
Meatball Pasta Bake
Family favourite alert! For this Meatball Pasta Bake recipe, cook some mighty meatballs & nestle them inside spirals of tomato pasta for a hearty supper. For another quick & easy hearty bake, next try this Tuna Pasta Bake