Pasta with tomato and ricotta sauce

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A delicious tomato and cheese sauce that's a big children's pasta favourite, suitable from 11 months

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 400g can tomatoes
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 25g frozen peas
  • 325g pasta shells
  • 200g ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil in a pan and saute the garlic and chopped onion on a medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until soft.

  • Step 2

    Add the tomatoes and carrot. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and allow to simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Add the peas and simmer for a further 5 minutes, until the peas have cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water as per the instructions on the packet.

  • Step 5

    Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the ricotta cheese and parsley, mixing well.

  • Step 6

    Drain the pasta, roughly chop add the sauce and serve immediately.