Pizza or Pasta? No matter how you call it, the kids will love it. It is very easy to prepare, with ingredients we all keep in our refrigerator, not to mention that it is very nutrient too. Make fun in the kitchen by using any pasta shape your kids like. Zoo animals or dinosaurs, baseball or Minnie mouse, it doesn't matter as long as you get the chance to spend together with them some time while cooking.
Ready in: 30-35'
Portion: Family or 6-8 kids
500gr. (17,6 oz.) Kid's Pasta
1 big tomato (peeled)
1 bell pepper (yellow or orange or red)
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup milk (120 ml)
100 gr. bacon or sausage or ham (whatever you have - cut in small pieces)
200 gr. grated cheese (1 cup crumbled feta cheese and 1 cup whatever else you like)
100 ml olive oil
1 tsp oregano
How to do it
Boil the pasta in salted water, according to the directions on the box minus 2 minutes. They will cook further in the oven so don’t overcook them. Drain and set aside.
In the meantime use your food processor. Place together the bell pepper, the onion and the garlic clove and chop well. Place the mixture in a small bowl.
At the same food processor blend the tomato. Then add 1 tsp oregano, stir with a spoon to make a fresh tomato sauce.
Take a non stick pan, add the olive oil and when it gets hot, sauté for 2 minutes the bacon bits together with the mixture (bell pepper, onion and garlic). Remove from the heat.
Take a big bowl and whisk together the eggs with the milk. Add the mixture to the pan and stir well.
Brush an ovenproof baking dish/or tray or glass pyrex tray with olive oil. Mix the pasta together with the cheeses in the tray and form a pizza dough.
Add above the ingredients from the pan and spread evenly.
At last the tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 200o C (390o F) Fan and bake for 25 minutes.
The idea of using a food processor for chopping the vegetables into none "detectable" pieces, makes our meal less "gourmet", but ensures that even the picky eaters will taste it. If your kids do not use their hands to take away everything nutritious they find on their plate, then chop the vegetables with your knife into larger pieces......no problem. Remember: our goal is to cook in a way, that our kids enjoy a meal full of nutrients, without complaints.
It doesn't matter if you use 180 gr. cheese instead of 200gr., or 220 gr. sausage instead of 200gr. Use whatever you have in your refrigerator. It will still be delicious.