Recipe: Piccolini Perfecto!
This week I would like to share my most recent love affair
with food for little ones: Barilla's Piccolini Pasta with Veggies!
Each box of pasta "contains 25 percent pureed fresh in-season
vegetables." There are three different types that Barilla currently makes,
From top to bottom: Mini pipes made with carrots and squash; mini rotelle (aka wagon
wheels) made with zucchini and spinach; and mini farfalle (aka bow tie pasta)
made with tomatoes and carrots.
Check out piccolini.com
to see a myriad of information for moms and young eaters. Here is a link to
their Mini Chef Recipes
found only at piccolini.com.
Here is a recipe I made with the mini carrot and squash
pipes, which in my opinion have a bit of a sweet quality to them and were very
appealing to both myself and my little one.
Mini pipes with rainbow veggies
- ½ box of mini pipes
- Corn kernels (frozen or canned)
- Peas (frozen or canned)
- Fresh carrots (cut into
- Chicken broth
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
- Shaved parmesan cheese
directions on the pasta box and boil the mini pipe pasta.
- In a
separate large sauté pan (I like to use a wok), warm the vegetables on
medium heat in a cup of chicken broth (although you may need more), a
tablespoon of butter and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Let simmer until all
three veggies are soft and child-ready.
- Add in
boiled pasta and stir together. (Do not add in pasta until veggies are
soft enough to eat).
a dash of black pepper and shaved parmesan on top and mix. Let everything
blend together and warm on low for about 5-10 minutes.
with a whole wheat roll and a cup of milk for a yummy and healthy fall meal!
On the Barilla
website, there are several links I found that you may enjoy:
- Cooking with Kids Great
tips for "grating cheese," "snipping basil," "measuring pasta," "chopping
vegetables," and "creating a rainbow" on your child's plate!
- Kid-Friendly Recipes
- Placemat Creator Print
and color your own placemat to help make eating more fun!
Join me next week
with more delicious Piccolini Pasta Plates!