Vegetable Pasta, Healthy Kids Veg Pasta
by Tarla Dalal
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Reflecting their unbounded imagination and energy, kids generally favour all things bright and colourful! And that’s just what this nutritious Healthy Kids Vegetable Pasta aspires to be.
Loaded with yummy and colourful veggies like capsicum, carrots and tomatoes, this tasty Kids Vegetable Pasta sits pretty and colourful on the table, sure to attract your kids.
You can rest assured that the assortment of veggies will push up not just the taste of the Kids Veg Pasta, but also the day’s reading in the nutrient meter!
Whole wheat pasta and veggies, with just the right amount of cheese to make it lusciously tasty, this Healthy Kids Veg Pasta is a good choice to cook for your kids when they return from school.
Aside from Healthy Kids Veg Pasta, you can also try our collection of kids veg pasta recipes like Mac‘n’Cheese or Macaroni Hot Pot.
Enjoy how to make Vegetable Pasta recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
- To make vegetable pasta, combine the milk and whole wheat flour in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, onions and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the broccoli, carrot, tomatoes and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the fussili, cheese, milk-whole wheat flour mixture and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Serve vegetable pasta immediately.
Vegetable Pasta, Healthy Kids Veg Pasta recipe with step by step photos
Vegetable pasta is a healthy dish made with fusilli pasta and lots of veggies. If you want your kids to have healthy veggies without being cranky about it, this is a go to dish. The Healthy Kids Veg Pasta is so eye appealing and flavourful that your child wont be able resist himself to eat it. If you like this recipe, given below are the links to similar recipes for kids :
For boiling the fusilli pasta perfectly, boil enough water in a large pan. If you use a small pan, the pasta will clump together on boiling.
Cover the pan with a lid to make the water boil faster.
Once the water boils vigorously, add salt. The salt will season the fusilli pasta as they cook, which will give you flavorful pasta. Also, the water when tasted should taste like sea water
Add the pasta to the boiling water and stir once.
Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally and gently until the pasta is tender. Cooking times may vary with the size and the thickness of the pasta. Very small pasta (like macaroni, fusilli, conchiglie, penne) may cook in 5 to 7 minutes. Larger shapes (like spaghetti, fettuccine, dried lasagne sheets) may require 10 to 12 minutes. Refer the package instructions to understand the exact cooking time.
After 5 to 7 minutes, remove one pasta out of the water and keep it aside to cool a little. Bite into the pasta or break it with a fork to check if it's still hard in the center or if it's cooked as you like. For perfectly cooked pasta, cook until it's al dente, which means it is a little firm in the center.
Immediately drain the cooked pasta into a sieve or colander.
Transfer to a bowl of cold water or refresh under running water to prevent over cooking.
Drain again and keep aside. If the pasta is not to be used immediately, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to it and toss it. Though it makes difficult for pasta to absorb/coat the white sauce.
To make Healthy Kids Vegetable Pasta, take the whole wheat flour in a bowl. Generally, refined flour is used as a thickening agent for pasta sauce but since this is a healthy pasta recipe, we will make use of atta.
Add milk in the same bowl.
Mix well and keep aside. Ensure the mixture in lump-free so you get a smooth sauce on cooking.
For making the vegetable pasta, heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan.
Add the garlic.
Sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. To make it more colorful and nutritious, you can add bell peppers.
Add the broccoli. This is a very good way to make your kids eat vegetables which they generally dislike.
Add the carrot. Also, you can add peas, french beans, baby corn, zucchini and mushroom in this healthy veg pasta recipe.
Add tomatoes. It provides a tang to the pasta dish.
Also, add green chillies. If your kid does not eat spicy food at all, skip adding the chillies.
Sauté everything on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
Add the fusilli.
Add the cheese. This is totally optional but, obviously cheese enhances the flavour of Healthy Vegetable Pasta. Mozzarella gives a stringy mouthfeel, whereas Parmesan is the authentic Italian cheese popularly added to pasta recipes.
Add the milk-whole wheat flour mixture and salt. To perk up the flavour of Healthy Kids Vegetable Pasta, you can toss in a little chilli flakes, dried oregano, italian seasoning, black pepper powder or mixed dried herbs whatever is available
Mix Healthy Kids Vegetable Pasta well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously. It is important to stir continuously to prevent the formation of lumps.
Our Healthy Kids Vegetable Pasta for kids is now ready! Serve the veg healthy pasta immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||441.1 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0.3 mg|
|Vitamin C||26.5 mg|
|Folic Acid||15.1 mcg|
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