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As a busy mom, finding meals that are both nutritious and quick to prepare can be a challenge. This Toddler & Tired Mom Approved Green Pasta is the perfect solution! It’s packed with healthy greens, takes minimal effort, and is sure to be a hit with your little ones. Let’s get cooking!


Pasta of your choice (penne, fusilli, or any kid-friendly shape)

Frozen spinach and broccoli (or any green vegetable like peas, asparagus, etc.)

Cottage cheese (for a creamy texture and added protein)

Butter (a few tabs)

Seasonings of your choice (salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc.)


1. Boil the Pasta:

  – Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.

   – Add your pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.

   – Reserve a cup of pasta water before draining.

2. Cook the Vegetables:

 – While the pasta is boiling, place your frozen spinach and broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl.

  – Microwave until cooked through. You can also use other green vegetables such as green peas or asparagus.

  – Let the vegetables cool slightly.

3. Prepare the Green Sauce:

  – In a blender, combine the cooked vegetables with cottage cheese.

   – Add a bit of the reserved pasta water to help blend the mixture smoothly.

   – Season with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings your family enjoys (garlic powder, onion powder, a pinch of nutmeg, etc.).

   – Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

4. Combine and Serve:

 – In the pot used to boil the pasta, return the drained pasta and add a few tabs of butter.

 – Pour the green vegetable and cottage cheese sauce over the pasta.

 – Stir until everything is well combined and the pasta is evenly coated with the green sauce.

5. Serve and Enjoy:

 – Serve the green pasta warm. It’s perfect for toddlers and tired moms alike!


Customize:  Feel free to mix and match vegetables based on what you have on hand or what your kids prefer.

– Extra Protein: Add cooked chicken or turkey for an extra protein boost.

– Cheesy Twist: Sprinkle some grated Parmesan or mozzarella cheese on top for added flavor.

This Green Pasta is a lifesaver for busy days, ensuring your family gets a healthy, delicious meal without the fuss. Enjoy!

Let us know in the comments how your little ones liked this recipe or share your own variations! Stay tuned for more quick and nutritious meal ideas. Happy cooking!

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