Five Quick And Best Ten Min Kid Friendly Pasta Alternatives For Picky Eaters

1. Veggie Noodles

Use a spiralizer to create noodles from vegetables like zucchini, carrots, or sweet potatoes. Sauté the veggie noodles in olive oil and garlic for a simple and nutritious pasta alternative.

2. Rice Noodles

Cook rice noodles according to package instructions, then toss with a mild sauce like soy sauce or a peanut sauce. Add some cooked chicken or tofu for protein, and you have a quick and satisfying meal.

3. Spaghetti Squash

Cut a spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, and bake cut-side down at 400°F (200°C) for 30-40 minutes, or until tender. Use a fork to scrape out the flesh into strands.

4. Macaroni and Cheese Cups

Cook mini pasta shapes like elbow macaroni according to package instructions. In a bowl, mix the cooked pasta with a cheese sauce, then spoon the mixture into muffin tins.

5. Pita Pizzas

Spread tomato sauce on whole wheat pita bread, then top with shredded mozzarella cheese and sliced vegetables like bell peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.