Easy Pasta Recipes For Kids

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.  

Easy Pasta Recipes

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.

Red, White And Green

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.

Fettuccine Alfredo

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.

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  1. Ionut Popa says:

    I didn’t knew pasta were good for kids. I’d always believed pasta had too much wheat, so it was like a super compact bread.

    I guess it also matters how much pasta do you eat :)
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  2. jimmy says:

    WOW! Great recipes for kids…my daughter loves pasta–she could eat it all day. I would love them to be a little more healthy by using whole wheat pasta and low fat or low cal cheese and ingredients. Thanks for the info!

  3. Alex Chris says:

    My kids love pasta but unfortunately as a family do not like garlic. Any suggestions for replacing garlic with some other spicy?

  4. Jobo says:

    My daughter has stopped liking mac & cheese. But she’s only 3 and is going through those phases of loving something for TOO long and then suddenly never touching it again. Thankfully she likes colors AND tomatoes, so your Red, White And Green recipe really tickled her fancy (although we had to get sneaky with the peppers, and dice them finely). Awesome recipes here.
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  5. John says:

    These are great! I’m sure my kids would love them. Since they like pasta so much, I use it to sneak some extra fiber into their diets by using pasta with fiber added. They don’t know the difference but their digestive systems do. :-)

  6. Faith says:

    I’m always looking for simple recipes that the kids will love, thanks a lot for sharing these. Our little guys love pasta too, can’t wait to try these out (just bought a few boxes the other day)!
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  7. Ionut Popa says:

    Pasta has two advantages, if you ask me: it’s cheap and easy to make, while tasting extremely well. Can’t beat that pizza :)
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  8. Jason Flaugh says:

    I feel hungry for some reason ;-)

  9. Anne Thomas says:

    Love garlic but Velveeta?
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  10. Bethany says:

    One of my favorite meals is a simple cheesy alfredo sauce over broccoli (rice elbow macaroni for the kids). It’s a big hit for everyone, especially if I put BACON on it… lol
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  11. My son lives for fettucine alfredo. This looks like a good recipe, perhaps we will try it. @annethomas – Velveeta rules! I know it is fake food, but there are just some things for which there is no substitute.
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  12. Great article well worth a read. My sons absolutely love eating pasta so I’ll be trying the Alfredo recipe on them soon. Do you have any homemade pest recipes to share?
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  13. Elle says:

    I love love love mac n cheese. It never got old as a kid, and I still eat it every week or as an adult. A total classic :)

  14. I don’t have to be a kid to make these recipes, do I? They look easy and delish! Thanks!
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  15. Jenna says:

    Pasta is always my go-to meal when I’m running short of supplies. If I’ve got an onion, then pretty much every vegetable in the fridge can be chopped up to make a sauce. Love these extra ideas.
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  16. Love your recipes for children. Good for anyone, really! Fun.

  17. Nina says:

    Great recipes! Just made the Red White and Green with Nate! We had lots of fun, and he loved it!! Thanks for sharing:))


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