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Curly Pasta Salad

Curly Pasta Salad

Kids love pasta--and this one has added crunch. Serve this pasta salad immediately or make ahead and pack into containers for lunch-on-the-go.

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Curly Pasta Salad
Parent Supervision Needed
This recipe requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or hot pans.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
Healthy Pick
This recipe is a healthy choice for your preschooler. Prepare it together to familiarize your child with its good-for-you ingredients.
30 Minutes or Less
Start to finish, this recipe requires only a half-hour or less to make!

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 20 min.

Cook Time: 6-9 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked pasta (try fusili, spirals or medium shells)
  • 1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup baby spinach, rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup canned corn

Supplies

  • Airtight plastic container
Tip: Red, yellow, and green peppers and bits of broccoli work well in this recipe, too.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and allow to cool.

  2. Step 2

    Toss together with the ricotta cheese, spinach, carrots, and corn. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Step 3

    Serve immediately or pack in a sealable container and refrigerate. Perfect as a meal or as a side with a sandwich.

Tip: To check if the pasta is done, remove a few pieces with a slotted spoon and rinse them in cold water for a few seconds. Let your child help decide if the pasta is done yet.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 237
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Sodium: 269mg
  • Total Carbs: 34g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 13g
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