Ok, I’ll be the first to admit it: this is a really weird recipe, but, oh my goodness, it’s really really good. I stumbled upon it by accident one night when we were really low on groceries and I had watched too many episodes of Chopped.
So, here is the story: Ellen started solids a couple of months ago, and the first thing we gave her was peas. Ellen hates peas. So much hates them. She will eat anything else, so I am not too pushy with them, but that leaves me with a problem. I have, like, a million cubes of frozen pea baby food in my freezer. So, what was I supposed to do with them? If you thought, “Make pasta sauce!” You’re right! And, you know, it’s green, so I thought, “Hey, this would be a great dinner for a St. Patrick’s day post!” Are you following all of this so far?
Now, I know you’re thinking, “Please! Please, tell me how to make baby food pasta, you genius chef, you!” Ok, I will:
1lb of your favorite pasta
12 oz of green pea baby food (just puree up some peas, really)
1 large onion
Olive oil for the pan
salt, pepper, garlic to taste
1. Boil your noodles while you saute the onions in olive oil
2. When the onions start to caramelize, add the pea puree
3. Season with salt, pepper and garlic to taste
4. Pour sauce over noodles
5. Don’t tell your family you were getting rid of excess baby food
Mike loved it. I loved it. Do you love it? Try it and let me know in the comment section below!
Also, I’m over at Mamapedia today with another St. Patrick’s Day post. Check it out!