Sunday, 16 October 2011

Prawn Pasta Recipe for Toddlers

Well sleep has improved after my last post.  Straight down for a nap and straight down at bedtime and not a peep from him until 5:45am (then chatting to himself for a good 15 minutes before getting us up.)  It's hard to explain to non parents that this is good!

He's really into his prawns right now, if I give him anything with prawns in, he goes straight for those and then only when they're done will he move on to something else.  Unfortunately this led to him shoving four king prawns in his mouth and almost choking with his enthusiasm!

Anyway, I may scale back the size of prawns or perhaps chop them up a little but I'm definitely giving them to him again, it's a hit through and through!

Creamy Prawn Pasta - serves one toddler


Heaped dsp full fat cream cheese
Approx 20g grana padano (or parmesan or vintage cheddar)
8-10 Cooked prawns (or more depending on size) thawed if frozen
A large floret of broccoli
A few fresh chives, chopped (I used garlic chives)
Fresh parsley, chopped
Pasta (as much as your little one likes, I never weigh it but a full handful does the job)


Cook the pasta as per pack instructions.  Heat a frying pan and gently melt the cream cheese with a couple of tbsp water from the cooking pasta, add the grana padano and melt in.  Keep an eye on it as it can catch on the side of the pan.  Add more water from the cooking pasta if it needs thinning.   As the cheese is melting, cut up the broccoli into very small pieces and add to the cooking pasta when there's 5 mins left on the timer.  Add the prawns into the melted cheeses and warm through for approx 2 minutes or until heated through.  Add the herbs and take off the heat until the pasta is cooked.  When the pasta and broccoli is cooked, drain it and pour it into the sauce and mix in.

Leave to cool until at a safe temperature for your child.


  1. This is so yummy and simple! Wanted to introduce prawns to my 1 year old and this recipie was a bit hit... I made a big batch for myself too, with some seasoning and a squeeze of lemon. Lovely.

    1. I'm so glad it was a hit! Lemon is a great idea!


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