Carrot, Tomato and Cheese Pasta

  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

This here is a long time Harry favourite. I recently tested this recipe on a friends fussy toddler, and we were thrilled to see her hoover it up and literally lick the bowl clean. Truly versatile and so simple, this will be one of those recipes you will use time and time again.

This is the basic version, I often add other veggies such as zucchini, peas, corn and mushrooms, or poached chicken, depending on what I have in the fridge.

Nutrition Note:  Carbohydrate rich foods, such as pasta, are not only source of energy but they help promote sleep making this a great meal choice for your toddlers.

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  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 carrot, grated
  • 1 tbsp cream (optional)
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup dried pasta spirals


Step 1

Bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Cook the pasta to your liking and set aside. -

Step 2

Heat the oil in a small fry pan over medium. Add the onions and cook for a few minutes, or until soft. -

Step 3

Add the tomato, and carrot (and any other veggies) and sauté, stirring occasionally for around 5 minutes. -

Step 4

Add the cream and cheese. Stir until melted and then pour in the pasta. Toss to coat and serve. -

Step 5

Tip: I usually keep the second serve in the fridge for the following nights dinner. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by jode@mummymusingsandmayhem on February 17, 2013

    Looks great! I am still having trouble getting one of my twins to pick up pasta so will have to give this a try!

    • posted by Allie on February 18, 2013

      I hope it works for you Jode, nice to hear from you, Ax

  2. posted by Tammy on January 23, 2014

    I have a fussy eater and I prepared it and she had about 5 noodles and that’s all she wanted but she was still hungry. She still rather have baby jar food stage 1… trying so hard to get her converted and she’s already a year old. Oh and she doesn’t care for milk products either so that could be why too. Still trying to get her daily milk needs in. But I enjoyed the taste of it was hoping it’d be the same for her. Will try it on her again tomorrow hopefully better luck.

  3. posted by Stacey on January 31, 2014

    A winner, thank you!

  4. posted by Fiona on August 15, 2014

    Could you freeze this?

    • posted by Allie on August 19, 2014

      It might not thaw out so well with the cream and cheese. Ax

  5. posted by Shannon on August 16, 2014

    My daughter couldn’t get enough of this, huge hit and i thought it was quite tasty too.

  6. posted by Tira on January 27, 2015

    My fussy 14 month loves this pasta! I make it with gluten free penne and sometimes ham as well.

  7. posted by Katherine on February 1, 2015

    Winner winner dinner winner! !

    • posted by Allie on February 5, 2015

      Big smiles here 🙂

  8. posted by Belinda on February 12, 2015

    Would natural yogurt work instead of cream?

  9. posted by Nina on March 8, 2015

    At what age do you think this would be suitable?


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