Recipe: Tri Colour Pepper Pasta

Recipe: Tri Colour Pepper Pasta

 

This pasta recipe for kids uses bell peppers, a powerhouse of Vitamins A & C. It is nourishing, easy to make and sure to be a hit with the munchkins.

Serves: 3-4 people

 

Tri Colour Pepper Pasta Recipe For Kids

 

Ingredients

  • 200 gms of dry pasta (penne or fusilli works best, but you can use spaghetti or anything actually!)
  • Half of yellow, red and green pepper, thinly sliced
  • Pasta sauce, readymade or home made
  • 1 tbsp Coldpressed oil (I use sunflower or groundnut)
  • Dried herbs, any or all of oregano, parsley, rosemary
  • Garlic pods (if not already added in the sauce)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Cheese (any type), to taste
  • Salt to taste

 

Recipe For Kids - Little Food Diary Method

  1. Boil 1 lt of water. Add 1 tsp of salt and the dry pasta. Cook as per instructions. Save some pasta water before draining.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of coldpressed oil. If sauce does not contain garlic, add in chunkily cut or whole garlic. Let them brown.
  3. On high heat, add in the tri-coloured peppers and do a quick stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add in sauce as needed and the boiled pasta. Mix.
  5. Pour in some of the pasta water (substitute with chicken stock for a flavourful punch) to keep the mixture moist. Cook until pasta sauce is nearly dry.
  6. Serve on plate. Drizzle olive oil or a pat of butter on pasta.
  7. Garnish with fresh basil and cheese.Tri Colour Pepper Pasta - Little Food Diary

 

Cold Pasta Salad

The same can be converted into a cold pasta salad by

  1. Reducing or eliminating sauce
  2. Cooling and setting pasta in the fridge for 1-4 hours.
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