Like most households, we definitely have a stash of the “blue box” staple in our pantry. But, I have found that this slightly healthier variation is just as quick and easy, and my boys definitely eat it up just the same!
Today, I had a few “helpers” while the noodles were cooking.
Now, you can totally use the shake and sprinkle cheese, but I have a weakness for freshly shredded cheese. It is a splurge item on my grocery list.
Just be warned that if you do this…
…your helpers will most likely have to do this.
Just a little more, Mom. We have to make sure it is good enough for our lunch.
Noodle bucket + measuring scoops = Instant sensory bin
Plus a few additional mintutes for mom to prepare lunch fuss-free. 😉
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, shred a little Parmesan cheese and prepare the peas – either pop them in the microwave or steam them in a separate pan. Drain pasta water and return noodles to pan. Add olive oil, milk, and peas. Mix and serve in a bowl. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese while still warm. Enjoy!