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Recipe: Cheesy risoni pasta
At nine months, your baby has probably had a few months’ experience eating solids. Could it be time for a new recipe? Try this easy-to-make risoni and cheesy pumpkin puree for something different.
Cheesy risoni pasta
Suitable age: from 9 months
Makes a single serve
Risoni pasta is a marvel for kids: it looks like rice, but after a few bites the trick is revealed – and wide smiles follow. This simple recipe mixes the goodness of pasta with a soft, cheesy pumpkin mash, giving your baby a healthy dose of energy and nutrients for the day.
Additional nutrition info:
- Small wedge of pumpkin, about 250g pumpkin
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/4 cup risoni pasta
- ¼ cup grated cheese
- Remove pumpkin skin and seeds. Dice around 1 cup of pumpkin.
- Cook pumpkin in boiling water until soft. Drain and mash well. Mix in milk to give pumpkin a soft, moist consistency.
- Cook risoni pasta in boiling, lightly salted water for about 10 minutes until it’s soft to the bite.
Drain risoni in a sieve, then mix with the pumpkin and cheese Stir to blend. Add a little milk if it’s too think. Serve warm.
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