Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Pasta Recipes For Kids

Cooking for your children is such a joy. You’re sure that they eat only delicious and nutritious food which they deserve. But there are days when you just don’t have time to prepare something tedious in the kitchen. Good thing there are recipes that only take little preparation and cooking time.

Try these quick and easy 5-ingredient pasta recipes, perfect for busy days!

Creamy Smoked Sausage Pasta

What you need:

1 cup pasta of your choice, cooked
1 package (a little over 1/4 kg.) turkey smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
In a large pan, cook the sausage over medium-high heat, turning occasionally for 5 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and Cajun seasoning then bring to a boil. When boiling, lower the heat and allow to simmer until mixture begins to thicken, about 3-4 minutes.
When ready, transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in Parmesan cheese then add cooked pasta to the bowl. Stir, allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Yummy Buttered Spaghetti

What you need:

1 cup spaghetti pasta, cooked
1 can whole peeled tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons salted butter
Salt and cracked pepper to taste
To make the sauce, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the garlic in the butter for 1 minute. Add the whole peeled tomatoes (including the juices) and a dash of cracked pepper.
Using a spoon, break the tomatoes into smaller chunks. Stir until ingredients are well combined. Allow to simmer, then lower the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally (breaking the tomatoes into smaller pieces).

When ready, season with salt then add the cooked spaghetti. Stir until pasta is coated with the sauce. Serve warm.

Healthy Pumpkin Fettucine

What you need:

1-1/2 cups fettucine egg pasta, cooked
2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Saute the garlic in a pan over medium-high heat (preferably over butter) for 1 minute. Add the whipping cream and the pumpkin puree. Simmer for 3-4 minutes then stir in the cheese.

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Healthy Pasta Recipes That Are Simply Amazing

Like any other dish, you can make pasta into a more nutritious and more delicious meal choice if you’re trying to lose weight or simply starting a healthier lifestyle. It’s the ingredients you use that matter. Be sure to use fresh vegetables and seasonings that are guilt-free!

Here are2 healthy pasta recipes you can definitely try:

Veggie Roast Healthy Pasta

What you need:

1 kilogram pasta, freshly cooked
2 eggplants, cubed (skin on)
2 carrots, sliced into thin matchsticks
1 zucchini, sliced into thin matchsticks
1/2 large onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups baby tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Mix together eggplant, carrots, zucchini, onion, tomatoes and salt in a bowl. Place on a baking sheets and bake in a pre-heated oven (425F) for 20 minutes. When ready, add the garlic, thyme and lemon juice. Stir and bake for 15 more minutes. Place cooked pasta and roasted veggies in a pot and add the balsamic vinegar and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well before serving.
Hearty Peanut Spaghetti Squash

What you need:

2 spaghetti squash, peeled, seeded and sliced into halves widthwise
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-inch piece ginger root, finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
2 cups diced sweet potato
2 cups water
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 dry roasted peanuts
3 tablespoons soy sauce
Sriracha
Salt
Arrange squash in a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. When ready, wipe away salt and bake in a pre-heated oven (400F) for 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 15to 20 minutes before peeling and separating the strands to create “spaghetti noodles”. To prepare the peanut sauce, bring the sweet potato to a boil using 2 cups water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Lower the heat and cook until sweet potato is tender, about 5 minutes. When ready, add the peanut butter, cilantro, peanuts, soy sauce and as much or as little sriracha you desire. Stir to combine ingredients well and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from heat then transfer the mixture to blender. Puree until smooth. Place spaghetti squash on a serving plate and top with peanut sauce.

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