Super Quick Squished Tomato Pasta | Cooking With Kids

You promised the kids they could help with tea...but you only have a rushed 30 minutes to have something made and on the table...recognise the situation? Ohhh how many times has this been me! Promising the kids all day that they can help cook tea, but then 5 minutes on Facebook and Instagram turns to 50 minutes and whatta you know your pushing your luck to have anything made before teatime, let alone the kids in the kitchen helping too! This squished tomato pasta is super quick and easy to make, and gets the kids involved too! In fact you can have it all done in less than 30 minutes from start of prep to on the plate! Want to know how to make this yummy pasta dish? Read on....




You will need: (feeds 4 with garlic bread)

12 cherry tomatoes
2 ordinary tomatoes (halved)
dried herbs
450g pasta
Cheese

Mixing bowl, lemon squeezer, cheese grater, oven dish.

Before you even let the kids in the kitchen start by putting some pasta in a pan and cook as per pack instructions. Also grate some cheese, if you don't think your little helpers hands are up for it!

Next up, its the kids turn...this could get messy!! Put the cherry tomatoes into a mixing bowl and squeeze them one by one until they burst, and pull them into pieces, next squeeze the halved tomatoes using the lemon squeezer to make as much juice as you can, tear up the left over tomatoes and add to the bowl. Pour in the tomato juice and once the pasta has cooked add it to the bowl along with a good sprinkle of dried herbs and give it a good mix!

Transfer to an oven safe dish and top with grated cheese, before baking in an oven until the cheese has melted, which should be around 10 minutes.

Enjoy!


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