Usually kids can be troublesome when it comes to food. Many small children tend to have this wonderful habit of telling you something, only to want something else. However, you cannot go wrong with the pasta.
The Baked Pasta Recipe
The baked pasta recipe is a fun dish because it hardly takes any effort when compared to other pasta items. You need some cheddar cheese for the saltiness, tomatoes, and broccoli. Make use of penne pasta, peas or the vegetable of your choice.
You want to have some variety in your pasta, hence the peas. Try out other vegetables of your choice. Now, take a large bowl of water and heat the pasta in it. You need some water.
It is all right not to make use of salt. Preheat your oven at 350 degrees F. Now once the pasta is ready and done, just mix all the ingredients into it. You will have to bake it for 30 minutes. Depending on the quantity of pasta and ingredients, it can take its time.
If you plan to feed four people, then for a medium size-baking dish, it should take 30 minutes. However, when you plan to bake for more, then you will be using a larger dish. The bake time will definitely be longer.
You can make use of parmesan or mozzarella cheese if you want. However, the cheddar cheese is used due to its bite and crunch in the dish. Not to mention, cheddar cheese is affordable.
Creamy Tomato Pasta Recipe
To prepare the creamy tomato pasta, you need some cheddar cheese and tomatoes. You can use medium sized tomatoes, rather than those large ones. Not to mention, baby tomatoes, do not really suit this dish.
Though you are welcome to experiment and try out according to your taste and preference. The dish is delicious and refreshing. You can make use of the pasta you like to prepare. In case, you did not know, there are hundreds of variety of pasta.
Choose the one that comes with less salt and easy to cook. Usually pasta do not take more than few minutes to cook. A pack of pasta can easily feed 2-3 people. Regarding the herbs and seasoning, you can choose the spices.
Like said, cooking pasta gives you the flexibility to use the ingredients of your choice. Make a puree of the tomatoes and then place the cheese of your liking. Take a large bowl and add some water to it.
Pour the pasta on the medium flame. The pasta should be done in few minutes. Place it aside. In another small bowl have the cheddar cheese. Using a food processor puree the tomatoes. Add some salt and pepper to it.
Now, on the large bowl you will need to place the cooked pasta, cheddar cheese, and puree. You can add seasonings of your choice. Bake it in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Again, depending on the quantity the baking time may differ. So, keep an eye and do not get the whole thing burnt.