Warm up their tummies and support their nutrition with this easy pasta recipe. Why not make it extra appealing with some fun decoration? It’s a great way to encourage your child to try new flavours. We used spring onions for hair, sliced pickled cucumbers for cheeks and a slice of olive for eyes
2 scoops* PaediaSure Shake powder vanilla flavour
300g macaroni or any pasta you have to hand - wholegrain is best for extra fibre
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp plain flour
450ml whole milk
230g grated cheddar cheese
4 tbsp breadcrumbs
Contains allergens: gluten, milk, soy
Preheat your oven to 200ᵒC / Gas mark 6
Cook the pasta in boiling water as per packet instructions.
Strain and tip back into pan to rest while you make the white sauce.
In a medium pan melt 3tbsp of butter over a medium heat.
Add 3tbsp flour and stir until a paste is formed.
Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly until it starts to thicken.
Add 2 scoops of PaediaSure Shake powder vanilla flavour and stir to combine.
Add about three quarters of the grated cheese and stir until a thick sauce is made.
Mix the cooked pasta in with the sauce until it is all combined and pour into a lightly greased oven-proof dish.
Mix together the rest of the grated cheese with the breadcrumbs and sprinkle over the top of the pasta.
Bake at 200ᵒC / Gas mark 6 for 10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on top.
Let it stand for a couple of minutes then serve with your child’s favourite veggies. (If your child takes a bit of persuading to try new vegetables, you could pre-cook some and mix them in with the cheese sauce at stage 9.) Enjoy!
*Use the scoop provided in the PaediaSure Shake tin.