Oxmoor House
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Despite its green color, pesto is a food many kids like when it's mixed with pasta. Pasta salads tossed with pesto also keep well in lunch bags. For younger kids, try substituting a whole-grain rotini or macaroni that's easier to eat.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 2 tablespoons cooking liquid.

Step 2

While pasta cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Heavily coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic and zucchini; sauté 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Remove pan from heat; add pasta and tomato to zucchini mixture, tossing gently.

Step 3

Combine reserved 2 tablespoons cooking liquid, pesto, and salt in a small bowl. Drizzle over pasta mixture, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.

Step 4


Step 5

Young Chefs can:

Step 6

Measure thinly sliced zucchini

Step 7

Sprinkle cheese

Step 8


Step 9

Older Chefs can:

Step 10

Help sauté zucchini with adult supervision

Step 11

Pour pesto mixture over pasta mixture

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