Toddler Dinner Special: Mac ‘n’ Soup

Trilok loves pasta, I think I may have mentioned that a number of times before. He also loves mac ‘n’ cheese like most of us :). So to put a spin on mac ‘n’ cheese I concocted a mac ‘n’ soup dinner tonight. It was a thick, smooth, flavoursome, basil, carrot and red pepper soup doused in cream with a helping of mini macaroni in it.

It looked just as gorgeous as it tasted. A content toddler at the dinner table is a content mum for the night! <3

mac&soup

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup macaroni or pasta of your choice
  • 1 Small carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 Red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Clove of garlic, grated
  • A couple of leaves of fresh basil
  • Olive oil or ghee (my preference)
  • A tablespoon or two of fresh cream (for the end)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • Cook the pasta and set aside
  • In a pan add ghee/olive oil and sauté the garlic
  • Add in the carrots and cook until a little soft
  • Then add in the red pepper
  • Add the basil and the salt and pepper

I usually let it the red pepper char a little bit for a smoky flavour

  • Keep sprinkling water to soften the veggies
  • Once cooked enough, remove from fire and set aside to cool
  • Once cooled, puree the lot in a blender. Make sure its super smooth in texture
  • Transfer the puree back into the pan and give it one quick boil adding in water to achieve the desired consistency
  • Add in the cream right at the end so that it doesn’t split

Serve:

  • Pour out into a toddler serving bowl
  • Add the desired amount of macaroni to the soup and serve warm

I particularly love this because it’s just so healthy and filling and you can make the soup out of any available veggies at hand. It’s a welcome break from the regular dinner routine!

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