Spinach pasta, butter and parmesan

Nothing gets kids more excited about eating than cooking, and you’ll be hard pressed to find any kid that doesn’t love pasta. This is spinach pasta – made with freshly pureed spinach. The colour is incredible… the bright green makes it look like something out of a Shrek movie! And it’s a great way to hide more veggies in kids meals.

Getting kids excited about cooking is the easy part, the hard part is cleaning up! Although making a mess can be fun for the kids, it’s not so fun for the adults. We found a really awesome Pasta and Noodle Maker from Philips which is super easy (it self kneads and self extrudes, you can make fresh pasta in under 15 minutes) but most importantly it doesn’t make a mess like a traditional pasta machine. Tick!

And because fresh home made pasta tastes so good, you don’t need to add much in terms of sauce. Some freshly grated parmesan and lush Lurpak butter makes everything taste better.

Watch us teach Simon and his kids this recipe on Kitchen Rescue on TenPlay

Beetroot handkerchief pasta hack

Pink! The favourite colour of so many kids… Did you know that you can make loads of different coloured pastas by using fresh veggy juices? We’re using beetroot juice to make this one pink, but you can also use carrot juice, spinach juice, or even more adult flavours like saffron or squid ink.

We’re using the Pasta and Noodle Maker from Philips to make pink lasagne sheets. It’s a great way to entertain kids, as it’s kind of like playing arts and crafts! The lasagne sheets can be used for lasagne, or cut into any kind of shape you like! Use cookie cutters to cut out their favourite shapes, tear it into large squares (aka handkercheif pasta, “mandilli”), or make cannelloni, ravioli, tortellini or even pappardelle.

Watch us teach Simon and his kids this recipe on Episode 3 of Kitchen Rescue on TenPlay

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