Pasta recipes – 14 Easy, simple tasty pasta recipes that are delicious and kids’ friendly too. Pasta is one of the most basic foods from Italian cuisine and is a staple usually served for lunch or dinner. It is mostly made from Durum wheat (hard wheat) either using the grain, semolina or the flour.
However one can find them made using quinoa, brown rice and even multigrain. Pasta comes in many shapes and sizes. Some of the most commonly used shapes are macaroni, spaghetti, fusilli, bow etc.
Traditionally a larger population would make their own fresh pasta that was handmade. Due to convenience, dried pasta became widely used for several decades.
I have shared several recipes on the blog. I have compiled these 14 pasta recipes here for quick access. You can make these for quick dinner, lunch or after school. These can be accompanied with toasted bread or soups.
So far all the pasta recipes I have shared on the blog are made using organic durum wheat pasta, I will be sharing more recipes using other varieties too.
Pasta recipes – veg pasta dishes
White sauce pasta is one of the most loved creamy delicious pasta dishes that is made with butter, flour and milk. To perk up the nutrition I have added mixed veggies which can also be skipped. You can also add chicken or prawns to this and skip veggies.
Vegetable pasta in red sauce – Simple and quick to make dish on a busy day. It goes very well with some toasted bread or cheese toast. This can also be packed in the kids school box. To make this mixed vegetables are sauteed and then added to freshly prepared pasta sauce.
Red sauce pasta – quick and healthy recipe made using all fresh ingredients. Usually red sauce is made by using tinned tomato sauce to get the bright color but this recipe is made from scratch using fresh tomatoes. This is another must try pasta recipe for kids.
Masala pasta recipe – One of the popular recipes on the blog, a must try recipe if you love the flavors of Indian cuisine. In this post I have shown how to make fresh pasta sauce at home with an Indian twist i,e spices. It is mildly flavored and can be tweaked to suit your taste.
Broccoli pasta recipe – made with broccoli pesto. This recipe is very simple to make and it tastes delicious with a nutty aroma that comes from the roasted peanuts.
Mushroom pasta in homemade tomato sauce. Mushrooms are sauteed in olive oil to bring out the flavors of mushroom, then they are tossed in the freshly prepared tomato pasta sauce.
Pasta recipes for kids
Spaghetti aglio olio – A simple spaghetti recipe made with garlic, olive oil and chili flakes. However you can also make this with some shrimps or egg.
Veg pasta soup with mixed veggies. Great to serve with some bread, cheese toast or sandwiches. Kids’ friendly and is best served hot on a cold day.
Pasta payasam – Pasta pudding made with full fat milk and unrefined sugar. A kids recipe, a must try for kids’ parties. Healthy, delicious & quick to make.
Savory pasta muffins Baked pasta muffins made with veggies and cheese.
Egg & chicken pasta recipes
Egg pasta under 15 minutes. This dish is made the same way like vegetarian Aglio Olio just with an addition of egg. This mildly hot dish is full of flavors that come from the garlic and olive oil.
Pesto pasta recipes
Peanut pesto pasta – Pasta made with delicious, homemade peanut pesto. I have made it with spaghetti, you can use any kind of pasta like macaroni or fussili.
Almond pesto pasta Delicious, healthy pasta made with almond pesto. You can make the pesto ahead and store in refrigerator.