Butternut Squash Pasta
Who doesn’t love a nice dish of pasta? Sometimes it is all our kids gravitate towards, turning their nose up at almost everything else. Who can blame them? Pasta is delicious and can be made in so many ways! Looking for a variety of your meals with a pasta preferring preschooler? Look no further than this delicious butternut squash pasta recipe. This meal is so simple to make and something I have made over and over again when my children were being stubborn.
Time 25 mins (5 for preparation and 20 for cooking) Makes 4 portions. Provides beta-carotene and folate.
What you will need:
- 3 cups of fresh Butternut Squash (peeled and cubed) or frozen just make sure the seeds are removed.
- 2-3 tbsp of small pasta whatever shape you like we used elbow pasta.
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese (optional)
What to do:
- First, put the squash in a steamer and cook until tender, about 15 minutes (you can also boil the squash although steaming is better.)
- After steaming blend to a puree ( you can mash with a potato masher) with 4 -5 tbsp of water from the bottom of the steamer.) If you boil remove the water from the squash (drain) and mash with potato masher.
- Meanwhile bring a pan of water to a boil, add pasta, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes, then drain.
- Melt the butter in the pot with mashed squash mix in the pasta and add the Parmesan cheese.
This is such a simple recipe that my children have enjoyed in their toddler and preschool years, it makes a simple lunch, dinner or even side dish.
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