Coloured pasta with cherrio’s sauce

My littleone helps me make dinner most nights and just loves being in the kitchen, so tonight we made something a little different and fun.  We started off by colouring the pasta.  The orange and purple were Wilton colours, but the green was a standard food dye, and to be honest I think both of the coloured pasta looked just as good.

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Colouring the pasta

Once the pasta & colour was all mixed up we tipped the water and pasta into a pot and boiled the pasta as per packet instructions.  We could have mixed this in the pot but I wanted my little one to see it at first through a clear container.

Pasta cooked and ready to eat

To serve our pasta we made a Cherrio sauce as I has some cherrios that needed using.  We used the gluten free cherrios with no skin but any work fine.  Its a super quick and easy meal and is made like this:

Cut around 300g of cherrios into slices and dice one onion.

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Fry onion in a little oil until soft, then add cherrios, cook for a few minutes until browned.

Once soft add veggies, I used grated carrot, zucchini, mushrooms and diced red capsicum, but you could add anything you like.  Once the veggies are soft, add 2 tins of crushed tomatoes.

Let it simmer on low for 5 minutes and then add herbs – again anything you like, I used a big heaped spoonful of fresh parsly and about tbls of dried mixed herbs.  If the mixture goes really think just add a little bit of water.

Now you are ready to serve – enjoy!!

(my husbands face was priceless but he still managed to eat it all, and get seconds)

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