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For every box of Barilla® Pronto™ purchased at Walmart between 7/31/2016 and 10/31/2016, Barilla® will donate 10 meals to kids in need through No Kid Hungry, up to half-a-million meals.*
My kids loves pasta, it is one dish I can make without asking them will you eat. Otherwise I need to get menu approved before I make anything. Yes they are really picky; don’t like certain things, if I force them I end up getting hungry kids, so always make whatever they like. In the end both mom and kids are happy. Both I and kids were happy to try Barilla’s new Pronto pasta, which is great as you need only one pot to cook everything. So I made this one pot penne pasta with mixed vegetables for the dinner.
I was picky eater too while growing up; my mom had to make only a few dishes which are my favorite. I don’t get bored eating them every day. Now history is repeating, my kids love pasta so I am making it every other day. My daughter likes colorful bell peppers, yes red, orange, green bell pepper. She like to eat it in her salad, pasta etc. So I try to add them whenever it is possible.
On the other hand, my son is tomato guy. He likes in its all forms, starting from tomato ketchup, pasta sauce etc. So I decided to make this one pot penne pasta with mixed bell peppers and other veggies. I used Barilla’s Tomato and basil pasta sauce. Since I have summer veggies like Zucchini and Yellow squash in my hand I add that to the pasta.
School has reopened, so I am trying to get back in routine as much as possible. So now I am looking forward to an easy dinner ideas as kids are hungry and tried when they comes back from school. Best thing with Barilla’s new Pronto pasta is that one-pan pasta meals can be made with no need to wait for water to boil, and no draining required. Also it is available in a variety of versatile cuts, including half-cut spaghetti, penne and rotini. I bought Barilla’s Tomato basil sauce to go with it. Do you know they are 100% natural and have a variety of authentic Italian flavors that goes perfectly with your family’s favorite dishes? You can grab both Pronto Pasta and Sauce from local Wal-Mart’s pasta aisle.
One Pronto pasta box can serve about 6 serving. So make it according your family requirements I made half recipe. You have to adjust the water amount and stove top heat which is given in the side of the box’s instructions. Follow the instructions and cook the pasta. I cooked the pasta according to instructions, after 2 minutes of cooking I added zucchini and yellow squash as it requires some cooking time. Around 2 minutes to finish cooking the pasta I added rest of veggies and finally added Barilla sauce and finished with grated Parmesan cheese.
It is delicious simple meal, everybody loved it. If your kid loves pasta and you want them to sneak in some veggies into their meals, try this one pot penne pasta with mixed vegetables here is the recipe for you. You will get praise for the dinner or lunch you make it for them.
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*$1.00 can provide a child 10 healthy meals. This amount is based on individual experiences of grant recipients. Contributions will be used to reach the highest number of children facing hunger in America. Share Our Strength is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization0
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.