Spaghetti bolognese on a plate

Kids’ pasta recipes

57 Recipes

You can rely on our family pasta recipes for filling midweek meals that kids will love, with favourites like lasagne, mac ’n’ cheese and spaghetti Bolognese.

20 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Teach children how to make this pasta supper - it's a tasty family meal packed with nutrients

45 mins
Easy
162 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make this salmon pasta in under 20 minutes for a dinner the whole family can enjoy. Kids will love the fun-shaped pasta while packing in fibre and omega-3

17 mins
Easy
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160 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this gooey cheese and chicken pasta bake for the ultimate weekday family dinner. Serve straight from the dish with a dressed green salad 

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
125 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Feed the family this comforting, budget-friendly sausage ragu with pasta. You can freeze the leftovers for another time and it tastes just as good

50 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Boost the veg in this family favourite - top spinach and cherry tomatoes with creamy mac 'n' cheese for a dinner that's rich in calcium and fibre

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
147 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use up the leftovers in your fridge with this hearty family supper dish

30 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Get all five of your five-a-day with this spaghetti Bolognese. The hidden veg in the sauce makes it ideal for kids and you can freeze any leftovers

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
90 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Get your family to eat more veg with this superhealthy pasta sauce recipe which counts as 5 of your 5-a-day. The sauce is freezable too

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A family favourite, this filling and warming supper is ready in under half an hour - and uses lots of storecupboard ingredients

23 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Put out all the ingredients for classic pasta salad with pesto dressing and let the kids pick whatever they like to stir in – it's great for fussy eaters 

25 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Using leftover sausagemeat to make meatballs is a thrifty way to jazz up an oven-cooked pasta pot

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
226 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A simple one-pan pasta dish with bacon, mushrooms and pesto - ready in under 30 minutes

25 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A simple cheesy tuna bake that's filling and guaranteed to be a hit with the kids

30 mins
Easy
270 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A quick and creamy carbonara-style tagliatelle that showcases delicious courgettes contrasted with cream and pancetta

30 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Put some spring into your pasta with this light dish, on the table in just 10 minutes

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

This simple sausage and kale pasta dish is perfect for feeding the family. Give it a modern twist by using orecchiette, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser

35 mins
Easy
235 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this cheap treat using storecupboard ingredients, tinned tuna and sweetcorn

50 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A versatile pasta bake is a midweek staple and this recipe can even be made ahead and frozen for extra convenience

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
54 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a vegetarian lasagne bursting with spinach and courgette, held together with a creamy mascarpone sauce. It's a filling midweek meal for all the family

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Create a bit of fun for kids by serving supper in a parcel. Open at the table to reveal delicious pink salmon, spaghetti, courgettes and tomatoes

40 mins
Easy
66 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This chunky sauce turns everyday pasta into something special, and is ready in just 20 minutes

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
80 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time

30 mins
Easy
67 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Silvana Franco's fast, easy and healthy vegetarian pasta is perfect for a midweek meal

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 2.6 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up this pasta salad for kids' lunchboxes. Customise with ham, prawns or eggs for a dose of protein – or cheese if catering for vegetarian diets

26 mins
Easy
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