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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ham & Peas Pasta

Ham & Peas Pasta
This can be a pretty soupy pasta, which is pretty nice. I just tend not to make it very soupy for K cuz I don't want him making too much of a mess. Plus he's not really that fond of drinking any soups after having pasta. But he loves soupy noodles. What the heck?! O.o

You can always add more or less water. Season it more or less to your liking. Don't like peas? Then don't add them! The green onions do give a nice fresh taste though so I wouldn't leave that out. Unless your toddler doesn't like green onions. Mind you, most toddlers don't like peas either but K loves both peas and green onions. I try to lure him to eat more of the pasta and ham by putting the peas and green onions toward the back of the spoon so he has to eat a full spoonful before he can get to the peas and green onions. Devious? I think so! But totally required...

My mom used to make this for us all the time as kids. It's one of the easiest things to make in the mornings for breakfast before school. Good for leftover ham too. :D


Ham & Peas Pasta
(makes ~2 toddler meals)

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dry macaroni, small shell or any small pasta
  • 1 slices of ham, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 small stalk green onion, finely diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 pinch chicken bouillon (optional)
  • Water

Directions:
  1. In a small pot, bring 3 cups of salted water to boil. Add in dry pasta, ham and chicken bouillon, if using. Simmer until pasta is to the texture your toddler likes.
  2. Turn off heat and stir in peas and green onions. Taste. Add more water if you want it more soupy and adjust seasoning if needed.
  3. Cool to room temperature and serve.