Ragu is another meal staple for our family. Referred to as Rainbow Pasta by Theon. I love it because it’s one of the easiest ways to get the kids to eat veg. For some reason they’ll eat pretty much anything as long as it comes with pasta or is chips! Although he tends to eat more than he chops, Theon often helps me make it.
For enough Ragu to serve 6 you will need:
• 4 spring onions
• 2 carrots
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 6 rashers of bacon (optional)
• 1 tea spoon of oregano
• Olive oil
•Half a standard tub of Passata
• Part boil your pasta. You don’t want it fully cooked. Once done, drain and put to the side.
• Chop all your veg
• Heat a frying pan with a large drizzle of Extra Virgin (preferably Cretan) olive oil, once hot add the veg
• Let the veg brown off
• Once sizzling add a glass of water
• Once your veg is cooked through add your pasta and mix
•Once your pasta is fully cooked, again put to one side, while you chop and fry the bacon. *If you want to make this a meat free dish just simply skip out this step!*
•Add the bacon to your pasta and veg mix and put back on the heat
•Sprinkle on the oregano and pour the passata over the top and stir, until everything is cooked through
Now there’s nothing left to do except get yo carb on and eat the rainbow!
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This sounds yummy and very colourful too! #KidsandKreativity
It so is!
I like the idea of ‘eating the rainbow’! It’s something my hubby first pointed out to me many years ago, that if you eat many different colours you will get a good range of nutrients, basically. We don’t eat meat though, so if I made this I’d just leave that out, or perhaps add some quorn mince instead, or mushrooms x #KidsandKreativity
Exactly it’s so adaptable and easy and a great way to pack in the vits!
I might try this with my two, minus the bacon (I have two very fussy eaters!). Thanks for linking up to #KidsandKreativity, hope to see you back next time x
Theon can be hit or miss too but it must be his ego that makes him eat whatever he’s cooked! 🙂
Gorgeous, it’s making me hungry! I think it’s so important to get kids into the kitchen x #KidsandKreativity
100% i find whenever he cooks he’s more likely to eat whats on the table!
Ooh that looks delicious and a great way to help kids eat more vegetables too. Might have to try this out. #KidsandKreativity
Definitely do. My two love it simple because of all the colours!