• Charlotte Scott

"Easy Cheesy" Vegetable Pasta

This is something I used to cook my daughter ALOT when she was a baby from about 9 months until 18 months. It is an Annabel Karmel recipe and was ALWAYS a firm winner! It works so well an easy portable lunch too.

This pasta meal contains a good amount of vegetables to provide your little one with vitamins and minerals; including beta carotene which also promotes healthy eyes and eyesight, is a source of complex carbohydrates for energy, and of protein for body growth and repair.

Effort: easy

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 11 minutes

Makes: 4 portions

Suitable for: 9-12 months, 12 months+

This pasta can be frozen into batches and thawed on the fridge over a 24 hour period. Once frozen use within 3 months.


75g Orzo pasta or other small shaped pasta

1 carrot, peeled and finely diced

1 courgette, peeled and finely diced

3 tbsp frozen peas

15g unsalted butter

30g parmesan (or vegetarian or dairy free alternative), grated

250ml boiling water


  1. Put the boiled water in a saucepan, add the pasta and carrot. Bring back to boil, stir and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes

  2. Add the courgette, re-cover and cook for 3 minutes.

  3. Stir in the peas and cook for 3 minutes.

  4. Stir in the parmesan.

  5. Allow to cool and serve.