pasta with a sneaky green sauce

3 | August 9, 2010

Welcome to the usual Monday posting of yummy goodness for baby, toddler, kiddos and sometimes for us too. Another recipe of peas you say? Well, I had a lot leftover from last week’s post, Pea Puree for Baby and Pea and Cheese Quesadillas for the Picky Eater. This is just another way to sneak veggies into your everyday foods for your toddler and kids. It’s full of cheesy goodness that kids can’t ignore and healthy enough that you don’t cringe when you give it to them. If you don’t have pea puree (see Pea Puree for baby for instructions) on hand or don’t want to make it you can always smash a 1/2 cup of peas with a fork.

Pasta with a Sneaky Green Sauce

  • 2 cups of small pasta or 3 cups of large, I’m using egg noodles(3c)
  • 1 Tbs butter*
  • 1 Tbs flour
  • 3/4 cup milk*
  • 1 cup monterrey jack cheese*
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pea puree (that’s 4 cubes frozen & defrosted if you made last weeks puree)
  • 1/4 cup of peas (optional)

In a medium pot, boil 4 cups of water for pasta. Once boiling add pasta. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes until pasta is tender. Strain pasta and set aside.

In the same pot, that you boiled the pasta in, (why get another one dirty, right?) melt butter. Add flour and whisk continuously. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.

Add milk and stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat to a simmer (low heat).

Next, add the remaining ingredients, and stir until combined.

Pour over pasta and serve. Enjoy!

This will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an air tight container.

* This recipe will work just fine with margarine, 2% or skim milk, and low-fat cheeses.

    Comments

  • Aletta Godden


    Great blog and Facebook page you have going :)

  • DessertForTwo


    I just found your site through Tasty Kitchen and I love it! I clicked because I went to Baylor from 2002-2006 and I thought you might have too (is there anyone in Waco NOT affiliated with the University?) ;)

    Glad I found you-you’re awesome!

    P.S. I’m sorry the Boob Nazi’s attack got to you. It’s a sad, sad world sometimes, huh?

    • meredith In Sock Monkey Slippers


      Thanks! And oddly enough I am the only person in Waco that did not go to Baylor but every one I know did! We’re signing Mia up for baby music class there this fall so that must give me some Baylor cred. Thanks for stoping by and the kind words!

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