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Kids Courgette Carbonara

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Ingredients

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140g spaghetti
1 courgette peeled & grated
1 large egg(s)
50g parmesan finely grated
1 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 lug extra virgin olive oil & extra for drizzling

Nutritional information

320
Calories
22.4
Fat
25
Carbs
1.9
Sugar
2.6
Fiber
16.46
Protein

Kids Courgette Carbonara

Courgette carbonara sauce

Features:
  • Vegetarian
Cuisine:

A child friendly carbonara recipe with hidden courgette.

  • 22 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Medium

Ingredients

Directions

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Anyone else’s child out there a real bad fussy eater? My son is better than he used to be but most veggies are still a battle. I really love this kids courgette carbonara recipe. The courgette goes completely undetected and passes the scrutiny of my fussy eater who can always detect any sign of hidden vegetables. By peeling, grating and blending the courgette into the source how could he know?

Kids Courgette Carbonara Nutrition Content

Courgette is a good source of vitamin A and C. Two antioxidant vitamins great for children’s eye development and immune system support. Its super important we cook the courgette super gently and quickly as vitamins A and C are very easily reduced by heat.

This kids carbonara recipe also uses extra virgin olive oil. I try to get the best quality possible within reason when it comes to price. The better the quality, the better the nutrient content and the better the flavour. Olive oil is a good source of vitamins E and K. I really love Farchioni Il Casolare as it is affordable and found in most supermarkets. And it has a great taste.

Parmesan cheese is packed with protein and calcium, perfect for growing little ones. I am always worrying about my little one getting enough protein as he doesn’t each much meat but he does like cheese so thats a little protein boost for him. Parmesan also contains lactobacillus bacteria, a good bacteria that keeps our gut healthy and our immune system strong. You can also use Granada Padano as an alternative. Or even nutritional yeast if you are vegan.

I hope you like the recipe. If so or even if not, leave a comment down below 🙂

Need more inspiration for dinner time with the kids? Check out Kids Prawn Linguine 

Steps

1
Done

Wash and chop the ends of the courgette. Use a speed peeler to peel all of the green peel off. Once peeled grate all of the courgette and put into a frying pan off the heat.

2
Done

Finely chop the garlic clove and add to the pan, along with a good lug of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.

3
Done

Cook gently on a medium heat for just 2 minutes until the courgette has softened and take the pan off the heat. If your child really doesn't like lumps, transfer the courgette mixture to a bowl or jug and blend with a hand blender until smooth.

4
Done

Start to cook your spaghetti according to packet instructions. This should take around 10 minutes. At this point if you wanted to add some meat, you could fry some bacon or chicken breast strips and then set aside.

5
Done

While the spaghetti is cooking, add the egg into a bowl, finely grate the parmesan and add to the egg and mix.

6
Done

Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain and reserve some of the cooking water. Add the spaghetti to the cooled frying pan and mix the courgette mixture through the spaghetti.

7
Done

Ensure the spaghetti has cooled slightly and isn't piping hot otherwise the egg will scramble when we add it. Next add the egg and parmesan mixture and mix through the spaghetti too. Lifting the spaghetti until it is covered. If needed, use a little splash of the reserved cooking water to loosen the sauce.

8
Done

Finish with a little drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of extra parmesan and voilà.

Emma-Jane

Web Designer, Photographer & Health Foodie

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