Who doesn’t love pasta? There are so many delicious varieties to choose from, not to mention the many sauces, toppings and extras that can be added in to make a dish that you can call your own! :) Check out some of these easy pasta recipes for kids to make on their own. Younger children will need assistance, but experienced, older kids teens can try it on their own.
Al Fresco Pasta
4 cups of pasta; cooked, al dente
1 cup of chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup of basil
1/2 cup of diced Mozzarella
1/4 cup of chopped onions
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tb olive oil
Sautee olive oil, tomatoes, onion and basil with salt and pepper to taste and until onions are translucent. Then add the pasta to the skillet and saute with sauce until hot. Take off burner and immediately add diced mozzarella. Toss and serve while hot.
8 – 10 ounces of pasta (rotini works well)
1 small red onion; finely diced
2 cloves of peeled garlic; minced
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 pint of grape tomatoes; halved
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
3 cups coarsely chopped spinach leaves
1/2 cup pf parmesean cheese
1 cup of diced mozzerella cheese
Cook pasta as normal. In a large saute pan over moderate heat, cook the onion and garlic in the oil until the onion is tender, about five minutes. Add the tomatoes, pepper and continue to cook until the tomatoes are warmed, about three minutes. Stir in spinach and heat until it starts to wilt, about two minutes. Add to pasta. Sprinkle in the mozzerella and parmesean cheeses.
10 ounces fettuccini pasta
1/2 cup of butter
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 large onion, diced
2 tablepoons of flour
1 cup of heavy cream
1 egg yolk
Cook pasta as normal. In a large pot melt the butter and add the garlic and onion. Cook on low for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until softened. Whisk in flour a tablespoon at a time. Pour 1/4 cup of the heavy cream into a small bowl. Add egg yolk and beat together; set aside. Pour the remaining 3/4 cup of heavy cream into the pan and increase the heat to medium-high. As the cream starts to boil, mix rapidly using a whisk. Slowly add the cream/egg mix. Continue whisking until well blended. Add 1 cup of the parmesean cheese and continue to mix the cream. Pour in the remaining Parmesan and the parsley, mix until smooth and remove from stove. Serve over cooked pasta.