Adriana’s Fave 10-Minute Pasta (toddler-friendly) — Oh She Glows

Adriana’s Fave 10-Minute Pasta (toddler-friendly) — Oh She Glows


In the end, I’m sharing the recipe I’ve most likely made essentially the most since Adriana began consuming solids (which in some way appears like eternally in the past and simply yesterday on the identical time). I’ve had so many requests for this recipe, however by no means obtained round to sharing it as a result of it will all the time be devoured immediately, leaving no time for photographs. Final week, I lastly made it within the morning so I’d have a little bit of time to snap a number of photographs.  

I take advantage of the time period “recipe” calmly right here as a result of I by no means measure the elements for this pasta; not having to measure something is a part of its magnificence and ease. I measured it right here so you will get a really feel for it, however when you do, I encourage you to throw warning to the wind and wing it! It’s actually laborious to mess up. You may usually discover me glugging marinara, spooning hummus, and dumping hemp hearts with abandon into the cooked pasta. The faster the higher, particularly when there’s a hangry toddler screaming “Paaaaaaaasta!” at your ft.

Not solely is that this pasta quick and scrumptious, it packs in tons of protein, fibre, and wholesome fat. You may also change it up and customise it so many various methods—I’ve offered a number of concepts within the recipe, however I’d love to listen to what you give you, too!


I’ve been hesitant to share “toddler-friendly” recipes on right here as a result of I’ve discovered a number of issues about feeding a toddler: 1) what they declare to like and hate modifications by the day (or minute), 2) toddler likes and dislikes will not be one measurement matches all, and three) the meals my daughter beloved at one yr outdated (nearly all the pieces!) is actually not what she loves at two years outdated (this age is way more cold and warm, as she loves to claim her independence). It’s not unusual for me to suppose I’ve discovered a foolproof toddler-friendly recipe to share with you, just for it to then be rejected for a month straight. (And I as soon as learn that just a little one usually wants 20 exposures to the identical meals earlier than they take to it, too.) Fortunately, my pricey recipe tester, Nicole, runs a daycare and he or she shares most of my recipes together with her daycare youngsters, which supplies me a significantly better concept whether or not a recipe might be, typically talking, a winner. I’m joyful to say this one was loved!

Anyway, I’m certain we’ll have a mixture of “my child/toddler/child beloved this” and “my kiddo solely ate one chew” within the feedback—that’s simply the character of the beast. (And by “beast” I imply toddler, in a typically cute/typically scary kinda method…am I proper?) However my hope is that a few of it is possible for you to to fall again on this recipe as usually as we do. I don’t know what I’d do with out it because it’s simply really easy. Oh, and sure, us adults prefer it too, so even for those who don’t have youngsters it’s possible you’ll need to give it a attempt on these busy, too-tired-to-cook weeknights. It’s nice paired with a easy facet salad and Lemon-Tahini Dressing, which might be thrown collectively whereas the pasta cooks.


four (adult-size) servings
Prep Time
Cook dinner time


For the pasta:
  • 1 field (340 g/12 ounces) rotini or fusilli pasta*
  • 2 cups (500 mL) marinara sauce
  • 1/three to half cup (80 mL to 125 mL) hummus
  • 1/four cup (35 g) hemp hearts
Optionally available add-ins:
  • Positive sea salt, to style
  • Garlic powder, to style
  • Frozen peas or different veggies**
  • Cooked lentils or beans
  • Contemporary spinach or basil, minced in meals processor
  • Puréed cooked carrots or cauliflower***


  1. Add water into a big pot and produce to a boil over excessive warmth. When you are ready for it to boil, collect the remainder of the elements. As soon as boiling, scale back the warmth to medium, add the pasta, and stir with a wood spoon. Cook dinner the pasta in keeping with the package deal instructions, stirring once in a while to forestall the pasta sticking.
  2. Drain the cooked pasta effectively and place it again into the pot. Stir within the marinara, hummus, and hemp hearts till mixed. Style and add a little bit of salt or different mix-ins if desired.
  3. Warmth over low till warmed all through. If serving this pasta to just a little one, unfold a scoop of pasta out on a plate to softly cool it earlier than serving.
  4. Leftovers might be saved in an hermetic container within the fridge for a pair days. To reheat, add the pasta right into a pot together with a bit of additional marinara sauce (this provides moisture again) and stir to mix. Warmth over medium-low warmth till warmed all through.


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