Monday, 4 March 2013

Mushroom Pasta Bake for Babies and Toddlers

A slight variation on a previous recipe but something I'd been meaning to try for a while, including eggs in a milk based sauce for a pasta bake.  I felt it made the dish seem more substantial.  Eggs are no bad thing nutrition wise either, a bit more protein and one of the rare sources of vitamin D in food.  A big hit with the wee man this.  Certainly older babies could have a go at it and it would be a great baby led weaning dish, just let it cool a bit before serving.




Mushroom Pasta Bake - Serves 1 adult and 1 toddler (with vegetables on the side)

Ingredients

75g, 2.6oz, Wholewheat pasta (or use normal pasta if you prefer)
150g, 5.3 oz, Mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp Olive oil
250ml, 8.5 fl oz, 1 cup Whole or semi skimmed milk
2 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
60-80g 2-2.8oz Extra mature / vintage cheddar, grated
1 Egg yolk
1 tsp mild mustard

Method

Cook the pasta following pack instructions.  Preheat the oven to 200oC / 400F.

Fry the mushrooms in the oil until fully cooked.  In the meantime, make the sauce by heating the milk in a microwave until very hot.  Mix the cornflour (cornstarch) with some cold water until it's a paste and then whisk into the hot milk.  Heat for a bit longer in the microwave until thickened but keep an eye on it as it can boil over.

Add the mustard and 2/3rds of the grated cheese to the sauce and whisk in, then whisk in the egg yolk.

Mix the cooked pasta, mushrooms and sauce together, put into a dish and top with the grated cheese.  (Use a bit less if cooking for babies).



Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bubbling and browned on top.  It is very hot from the oven so allow to cool before serving with vegetables of your choice.

10 comments:

  1. Saw you over at clairejustineoxox blog party. My husband loves mushrooms so he's enjoy this recipe. thanks for sharing
    Dawn
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh, I absolutely adore mushrooms! This recipe looks delicious, though I'll have to triple it to serve my hungry guys. Thank you for sharing! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

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    1. Yeah, I'm getting the feeling my portions aren't always man sized so do be wary!!!

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  3. I think everyone would like this! Great flavour combo - and for adults you could just kick up the mustard. Hope life is treating you well. Cheers

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    1. Definitely. A salad with a mustardy dressing would also work well as an accompaniment for adults.

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  4. Love this, I could just eat some and have just woke up :) yum. Thanks for sharing last week on Creative Mondays, featuring your post this week ...

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  5. That sounds and looks delicious - Thanks for linking up with #CookItBlogIt x

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