Popeye pasta

From 8 months+

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This is a really tasty recipe to introduce your baby to spinach. Mixing tiny pasta shapes into your baby’s food is a good way to add texture. Annabel Karmel’s range of organic pastas includes tiny gluten free stars and mini pasta shells, and suit this recipe well. 

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Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Makes: 2 portions

Suitable for freezing

You’ll need:

25g (1oz) mini pasta shells

200g (7oz) fresh spinach, washed, or 100g (4oz) frozen

15g (½oz) butter

2tbsp milk

2tbsp cream cheese

4tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Method:

1 Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Meanwhile, cook the fresh spinach in a pan with just the water clinging to its leaves, or microwave on a low setting until tender. Gently press out the excess water. With frozen spinach, cook according to instructions.<br

2 Melt the butter in a small frying pan and briefly sauté the cooked spinach.

3 Mix the spinach with the milk and two types of cheese, then finely chop in a food processor.

4 Mix with the cooked pasta and serve.

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