This pasta recipe for babies is super easy & quick to make. Every mama’s dream! It’s a healthier version of the popular Spaghetti Marinara and it’s good for the whole family to enjoy! Yay for easy family weeknight dinners!
I’m a pasta lover and so is my 18-month-old son. He will trade anything for a bowl of pasta or a piece of bread. I made this Spaghetti Marinara for the whole family last night and it was a complete success. Daniel ate the entire plate and kept asking for more!! And I have to point out that he used to be an extremely picky eater when I published this other Baby Pasta Recipe (Broccoli and Shells Mac N’ Cheese).
I love when I finally figure out what to cook for my family. It almost always never pleases everyone at the same time, but hopefully, it will please at least 80% of the family.
Let me share something super interesting about this baby dish!
Do you know what makes it a Baby-or-Toddler-Friendly Pasta Recipe?
You’ll see a lot of Marinara Sauces out there that have no sugar in the recipe, however, a good Marinara sauce always has a tiny bit of sugar so it can drive away the heavy acidic taste of the tomatoes. When I make a homemade marinara sauce, I always add sugar. And even when I buy canned tomato sauce (which I also added in this recipe), almost always, I simmer it a little bit with sugar and some spices so it can taste better!
Now, for this recipe, instead of adding sugar, I added carrots to the recipe. They will act to minimize the acidic taste of the tomatoes the same way sugar does. But we will have the 100% natural sugar of the carrots plus all of its nutritive elements.
“Carrots are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A (from beta-carotene), biotin, vitamin K (phylloquinone), potassium and vitamin B6.”
With this recipe on the plate, your baby (or the whole family) will not only be eating delicious food but food that truly nourishes the body.
Ready for the recipe?
Oh… Before we jump right in, I just wanna let you know that this recipe contains vegetable slices and pieces. If your baby is not ready for this yet, you can either puree these with the sauce or just dismiss them altogether.
I hope this recipe makes your life easier and your family’s life more delicious! 😉
Please, share with me down in the comment section what other recipes you make for the whole family that baby can also eat. We’re dying to know over here!