Four Recipes Picky Eaters Will Devour
Finding new weekly pasta recipes can be tough when you have picky eaters to feed. However, pasta is a versatile ingredient with a variety of foods and flavors. Not to mention the hundreds of recipes that meet the demands of even the choosiest of palates. Whether your eaters are fussy about vegetables, meats, or cheese, there is a winning combination out there for them to devour. We’ve highlighted four recipes to try out on your picky eaters below. Enjoy!
Spaghetti Bolognese with Hidden Vegetables
Utilizing a hearty red Bolognese sauce to please picky eaters is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Bolognese sauce is thicker due to the meat and shredded vegetables combined. Because the vegetables are often shredded or chopped finely, most consumers don’t even realize their presence. This picky eater pasta with veggie-packed Bolognese is an easy way to pack in veggies for those who normally avoid.
Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles with Chicken
Many picky eaters are sensitive about the temperature of their foods. Therefore, trying out a cold pasta dish could crack the code. Try to mix and match recipes. For example, this recipe with cold peanut sesame noodles and chicken allows you, the cook to be as complex or simple as you wish with your pasta. The creamy peanut sauce is tasteful on the palate. Best of all, you can omit or add whichever vegetables or protein you wish, based on your audience.
Macaroni and Cheese
So, you’ve struck out a few times. Now, you find yourself looking for an old favorite to please your pickiest of eaters. It’s likely that macaroni and cheese is a staple in your household. The creamy, cheesy goodness is just too savory to turn down. We love this easy stovetop homemade macaroni and cheese recipe from Genius Kitchen. You can even rotate this into your busy weeknight menu, as the preparation time is about 30 minutes from start to finish. Looking to add protein for growing kids? Throw on some chicken to balance out the carbohydrate overload.
Easy Baked Italian Pasta
Pasta bakes are great for choosy eaters. This ooey-gooey dish is full of cheese and served warm right out of the oven. This easy Italian pasta bake uses only five ingredients and takes 20 minutes to prepare. It’s perfect because the oven does most of the work, and you get more time to spend with your family instead of cooking. The delicious combination of sausage, pasta, tomato sauce, and cheese helps this dish throw a new spin on spaghetti and meatballs to mix up your next pasta night.
Pasta night is a perfect solution to all of your picky eater problems. Whether you’re trying to sneak in vegetables or find a recipe that is quick to prepare yet the whole family loves, pasta is typically an easy win. If you’re looking for pasta or sauces to feed your picky eaters, Pierino Frozen Foods has several to choose from. Let us help you create your next pasta dish. If you’re interested in our products, contact us by filling out our online form or call us at 866-GO-PASTA.