You can help picky eaters enjoy mealtime with hard-to-resist dishes like this. The easy one-pot pasta recipe will pass the "edible" test for even the pickiest of kids.
Macaroni and cheese are the blue jeans of the food world for kids, and you can count on simultaneous exclamations of "YUM!" from the whole family when this dish is served for dinner. While Velveeta cheese melts beautifully in this recipe, you may wish to substitute it for full cheddar for a more healthful dinner.
Wildly nutritious broccoli gets a starring role in this zingy, substantial pasta dish. For the highest yum factor, try to get your hands on a bunch of super-freshly grown broccoli -- and don't discard the stems! Peeled and sliced, they add a sweet, mild crunch to this lightly sauced and deeply flavorful pasta.
Our recipe blogger makes this simple pasta dinner in under 30 minutes using store-bought tortellini, sausage, and edamame beans.
Pasta puttanesca is a spicy dish made up of tomatoes, anchovies, capers, red pepper flakes, garlic, olives and any pasta. Tuna covers the anchovy flavor well and brined green olives come close to capers without being so different that the kids turn their noses up at them. Throw it together with your favorite jarred pasta sauce and it's quick to cook as well.
Famed British cookbook author and children's nutrition expert Annabel Karmel shares her tips on cooking kid-friendly meals for picky eaters.
My kids love macaroni and cheese…me, not so much. This baked pasta dish is the perfect compromise. I get the sophisticated flavor of a cream-based tomato sauce, they get cheesy goodness. Put together you have one outstanding casserole that pleases the whole family. This dish is also perfect for pot-luck gatherings or to bring to a friend in need.
A delicious pasta recipe with chunks of bacon, squash, and a creamy sauce, your kids will eat it up. Get Alison Needham's recipe here.
This delicious Bolognese sauce is enhanced with just a touch of cream, and can be made stove-top or in your slow-cooker for extra convenience. Equally delicious in lasagna, or stuffed into Manicotti, get Alison Needham's terrific recipe here.