Recipe

Kids' spaghetti with pea pesto

Most kids love spaghetti, but if traditional basil pesto is too strongly flavoured for your children's tastebuds, this version, made with peas, could be a winner. And it's so quick and easy to make, bigger kids might want to help!

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Kids' spaghetti with pea pesto
  • 2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup (40g) grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil, plus extra leaves to garnish
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 400 gram spaghetti

Method

Kids' spaghetti with pea pesto
  • 1
    Cook peas in a medium saucepan of boiling, salted water for 2-3 mins if frozen or 4-5 mins if fresh, until tender. Drain.
  • 2
    Place half of peas, parmesan, oil, basil and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until pureed.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water according to packet directions. Drain and return to pan.
  • 4
    Add pesto and remaining peas to spaghetti. Toss on low heat for l min, until warmed through. Divide between serving bowls. Top with extra basil leaves and serve immediately.