This one is hands down the favorite in the house! We're always trying to find recipes that are
a little healthier than the traditional alternative and have vegetables and herbs for our kids to
get excited about. This pasta has the added bonus of being incredibly easy to make – and you
can have dinner on the table in 15 minutes flat! My daughter has always been an adventurous eater. (Keeping her out the parmesan during the cooking process is the only real challenge.) However, my son should just carry a sign around that says, “If it isn’t a chicken nugget I won’t eat it!” Well, even he gets excited about this one, and wants to help pick the basil!
1 bunch fresh basil
1-2 garlic cloves (Careful – these are raw so super pungent - and if you over do it you will have a super spicy pasta on your hands!)
¼ cup olive oil
1/3 cup grated parmesan (or as much as you want!)
Juice of ½ Lemon
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 - 16 OZ bag of spiral macaroni pasta
Cook the pasta according to the package.
While the pasta is cooking, mix all the other ingredients into a food processor and blend.
Drain the pasta, then mix in the sauce.
Garnish as needed with basil leaves and parmesan.
Isabella & Ryan
This is the one section Isabella is currently collaborating on with another. She's learning to cook, while her husband is already an excellent chef. You can follow Ryan on Pinterest: @rmccaffr