Adriana’s Fave 10-Minute Pasta (toddler-friendly)

Adriana’s Fave 10-Minute Pasta (toddler-friendly)

At long last, I’m sharing the recipe I’ve probably made the most since Adriana started eating solids (which somehow feels like forever ago and just yesterday at the same time). I’ve had so many requests for this recipe, but never got around to sharing it because it would always be devoured right away, leaving no time for photos. Last week, I finally made it in the morning so I’d have a bit of time to snap a few shots.

I use the term “recipe” lightly here because I never measure the ingredients for this pasta; not having to measure anything is part of its beauty and ease. I measured it here so you can get a feel for it, but once you do, I encourage you to throw caution to the wind and wing it! It’s really hard to mess up. You can often find me glugging marinara, spooning hummus, and dumping hemp hearts with abandon into the cooked pasta. The quicker the better, especially when there’s a hangry toddler screaming “Paaaaaaaasta!” at your feet.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (340 g/12 ounces) rotini or fusilli pasta*
  • 1 box (340 g/12 ounces) rotini or fusilli pasta*
  • 2 cups (500 mL) marinara sauce
  • 2 cups (500 mL) marinara sauce
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup (80 mL to 125 mL) hummus
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup (80 mL to 125 mL) hummus
  • 1/4 cup (35 g) hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup (35 g) hemp hearts

Ingredients

  • Fine sea salt, to taste
  • Fine sea salt, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Frozen peas or other veggies**
  • Frozen peas or other veggies**
  • Cooked lentils or beans
  • Cooked lentils or beans
  • Fresh spinach or basil, minced in food processor
  • Fresh spinach or basil, minced in food processor
  • Puréed cooked carrots or cauliflower*
  • Puréed cooked carrots or cauliflower*
Read the whole recipe on Oh She Glows