Kids can get really into all the measuring and pouring required to make this meal’s sauce. It’s also a great opportunity to show kids how to measure out ingredients in different quantities.
And of course, my daughter loved chopping the onions using these amazing knives.
While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: TORTELLINI.
- Fruits: none
- Veggies: onion, garlic, tomatoes2, spinach, peas
- Grains: tortellini
- Protein: sausage
- Dairy: cream, cheese
- Tortellini are ring-shaped pasta that are typically stuffed with cheese and/or meat. The pasta originated in the Italian region of Emilia.
- According to legend, the pasta’s shape (often likened to a “belly button”) was originally inspired by the naval of the goddess of love, Venus.
- Tortellini are a good source of carbohydrates, which give our body energy.
Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our One Pot Easy Pea-sy Cheese Tortellini. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!
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We always use a Pyrex Measuring Cup to measure liquid ingredients .
*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous.