little stars with peas & parmesan [new favorites challenge]
(My boys loved this meal, especially Haakon... who just couldn't seem to get enough!)
For this week's New Favorite Challenge cookbook (we're on week 6, if you're keeping track!), I chose "Everyday Pasta" by Giada DeLaurentiis.
I love Giada. Back when I had access to the Food Network, I watched her all the time. I own most of her cookbooks, and I have even met her in person!
(She is absolutely adorable, by the way... as if you didn't know that already!)
These adorable little star-shaped noodles are called Stelline, and they are perfect for little eaters... especially little eaters that love Dora as much as mine does!
I added peas because Haakon loves them. Bjørn, of course, wouldn't touch his bowl with a 10-foot pole.
He's picky. There were lots of tears.
And no, he didn't get a bowl without peas. He may be stubborn, but I'm pretty sure I'm more stubborn!
Little Stars with Peas & Parmesan Recipe
adapted from Everyday Pasta
1 cup (6oz) stelline (star-shaped pasta) or other small pasta
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
4 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter, softened
salt, to taste
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Just before draining, stir in the peas and let them warm up for a few seconds. Drain well.
Return the pasta & peas to the now-empty pot and toss in 2 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese. Stir to coat and melt the cheese.
Add the butter and remaining parmesan cheese, stirring again to coat. Add salt to taste and serve!
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