The kids and I have been spending more time together in the kitchen during isolation, and we recently threw together a pasta dish made from staple items we already had in the pantry and fridge. The kids love getting involved and even better, they loved the taste! ⁣⁣
Every week I try to make sure I use up all my fresh produce because throwing out food is throwing out money. ⁣⁣
If you don’t have the exact ingredients use what you have to make the similar quantities. You could use carrots or potatoes instead of what I have used. If your kids aren’t into green food, I would peel the zucchini before cooking and would avoid substituting it with other green veggies. This makes quite a large amount so would be perfect for large families or would even see you over two nights as a side dish!⁣⁣


  • 1 packet of macaroni (or any pasta you have is fine) ⁣⁣
  • 2 zucchini ⁣⁣
  • 1 sweet potato ⁣⁣
  • 1/4 pumpkin ⁣⁣
  • 1 tsp vegetable stock ⁣⁣
  • 1 cup of grated cheese ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣


  1. Chop vegetables into small pieces and steam until cooked. I did mine on the stove top. ⁣⁣
  2. Boil pasta of your choice, once cooked drain and put into a large serving bowl. ⁣⁣
  3. When vegetables are cooked place into a food processor, add 1 tsp of stock powder and blitz until smooth. ⁣⁣
  4. Pour vegetable mix over pasta. ⁣⁣
  5. Add grated cheese and mix through. ⁣⁣
  6. Season with salt and pepper. ⁣⁣

Super quick to make and the kids gobble it down! Let me know if you make it. 🙂⁣⁣


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