Getting kids to eat their veggies can be tough. I know it is for my little guys. We all know what good nutrients and vitamins are stored in these little wonders we call veggies. I love finding recipes that are easy, fast and that my kids love to eat. I recently made this dish for my two growing boys and they loved it! My oldest son even asked for seconds! That doesn’t happen often. I thought I would share the dish here on the blog to hopefully inspire some veggie eating for your own kids, or yourself
1 box of pasta, 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese (you can substitute cream cheese or low fat CC for a lighter dish), carrots, sweet peppers, shallots, zucchini, mini heirloom tomatoes, para cheese, 1/4 cup chicken stock and a dash of milk (only if you need to thin out sauce.)
Cook pasta according to the box. In a medium pan cook carrots and shallots in 2 tablespoons of EVOO, add salt and pepper and any other dried seasonings you like. I added a dash of Mrs. Dash Onion and Herb blend, just gives it a little kickAfter 2-4 mins, add peppers, zucchini. Cook for 3 mins. Add 1/4 cup chix stock and let simmer until most of the juice has cooked away. This will make the veggies a little mushy for smaller kids to eat easier. Once pasta is cooked, add it directly into the veggie mixture, add marscapone cheese and melt. Add as much para as you’d like, season with S&P if needed. Last, add the mini tomatoes (I cut mine in half) and serve warm! You could easily add any kind of cooked meat to the dish to add more proteinEasy peasy. Can you smell the goodness? Yumo! Enjoy!
And for those that were wondering, all those veggies are in fact in the dish!