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Birthday Pasta for Fussy Children

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Introduction

This recipe was named out of pure desperation! I was trying to get my boys to try this pasta sauce and they refused...so I named it 'birthday pasta' and all of a sudden they tried it - and what's more, enjoyed it! It has nothing to do with birthdays but can be enjoyed by children and adults with the aid of a blender.

This recipe was named out of pure desperation! I was trying to get my boys to try this pasta sauce and they refused...so I named it 'birthday pasta' and all of a sudden they tried it - and what's more, enjoyed it! It has nothing to do with birthdays but can be enjoyed by children and adults with the aid of a blender.

Ingredients

Serves: -

Metric Cups
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • 1 dijon mustard
  • 1 tin evaporated milk (or cream)
  • 1 garlic (optional)
  • 2 handfuls button mushrooms
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • pasta
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • 1 dijon mustard
  • 1 tin evaporated milk (or cream)
  • 1 garlic (optional)
  • 2 handfuls button mushrooms
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • pasta

Method

Birthday Pasta for Fussy Children is a community recipe submitted by amanda n and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Fry off the onion and garlic in a small amount of oil. I also sometimes add some minced ginger. Add the chopped chicken and cook gently so as not to toughen it, and add the thyme. Get your pasta on.
  • Just before the pasta is ready, add the cream/evaporated skim milk and the mustard and season to taste. Don't let it boil as this may curdle your sauce. Bring gently up to heat.
  • For children, I spoon enough sauce for them into my blender and whizz until combined. It won't be completely smooth but will remove any evidence of the dreaded vegetables. Spoon over their pasta and decorate with some 'snow cheese' (parmesan...yes I have had to rename this as well!).
  • For adults, tip cooked pasta into sauce, combine, add some chopped parsley if you like, cheese, and serve.
  • This sauce is also nice with some warm chopped roasted pumpkin added with the cream/milk.
  • Fry off the onion and garlic in a small amount of oil. I also sometimes add some minced ginger. Add the chopped chicken and cook gently so as not to toughen it, and add the thyme. Get your pasta on.
  • Just before the pasta is ready, add the cream/evaporated skim milk and the mustard and season to taste. Don't let it boil as this may curdle your sauce. Bring gently up to heat.
  • For children, I spoon enough sauce for them into my blender and whizz until combined. It won't be completely smooth but will remove any evidence of the dreaded vegetables. Spoon over their pasta and decorate with some 'snow cheese' (parmesan...yes I have had to rename this as well!).
  • For adults, tip cooked pasta into sauce, combine, add some chopped parsley if you like, cheese, and serve.
  • This sauce is also nice with some warm chopped roasted pumpkin added with the cream/milk.
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