Cooking with kids is fun and rewarding! This recipe for Lotsa Pasta was a huge hit here at Little Sprouts. The possibilities of what you could add to it are endless. Don’t you just LOVE a recipe that is versatile? I also love that you can use your leftovers up in this dish. Whatever you have lying around your fridge that’s boring and needs a new life could be perked up with this dish. Easy, inexpensive, and something that’s great fun to cook with the kidlets. What could be better?
There are many great reasons to let your kids get their hands on the fun in the kitchen. I had kids as young as one helping dump stuff in the skillet on the stove for this dish. As long as you watch them closely, kids can do many of the steps. If you’re worried about them getting burned, you can let them stay at the table with the ingredients and just bring the skillet to them to dump in the ingredients. Then you can just carry the skillet back to the stove for cooking.
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- 1 lb. Whole Wheat Pasta
- 4 Slices Bacon
- 1/2 C. Chopped Onion
- 1/4 C. Water
- Assorted Chopped Veggies
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 1 Clove Crushed Garlic
- 1 tsp. Thyme
- Wash hands and have kids wash theirs
- Cook pasta and drain
- Saute bacon and onion until bacon is crisp and onion is tender
- Add veggies and cook to desired doneness
- Add seasonings and water
- Add pasta and mix well
- Leftover meat could be cubed or shredded and added to this dish as well.