Child friendly Swedey cheesy pasta recipe

© Aliya Porter – Porter Nutrition 2023


165g swede, cut into chunks (weight once peeled)
310g spaghetti or other pasta
50g plain flour
600ml semi skimmed milk
160g frozen peas
150g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
Black pepper
400g carrots, peeled and cut into sticks  (to serve as an accompaniment)


Cook the swede in water until soft. Drain and mash until smooth. Set aside. In a non stick pan, put the cold milk and flour. Heat whilst constantly whisking until the sauce thickens. Add the grated cheese, mashed swede, peas and black pepper and heat through. Meanwhile cook the pasta and the carrots. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and mix the sauce through the pasta. Serve with carrots.


Suitable from 6 months.

Can be mashed or pureed.

Portion size: serves 8 (toddler size portions)

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