Toddler Shrimp Pasta


Ok, I apologize for back to back shrimp pasta dishes. I’ve gotten so many emails regarding #WhatChandlerAte (follow my personal instagram @meetthewoods) with the same conundrum: I want to make my kids something delicious, but I don’t have a lot of time.

Getting a home cooked meal on the table after a long day of work, picking up kids from daycare or school, and after school extracurriculars can be tough!

If you keep your pantry and fridge stocked with staples your possibilities are truly endless and essentially easy.

Tonight I had to make dinner in a rush with ingredients that I had on hand. I hardly ever use jars of Alfredo sauce, but tonight it sure came in handy!

I roughly chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, 1 small onion, and 1/4 lb of asparagus. I sauté the veggies together in olive oil. After the asparagus was tender and the onion carmelized I added in 1 jar of Alfredo sauce,1 tbsp of minced garlic, 1 tbsp of Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy seasoning, and 1/2 tsp of salt. Let it come to a simmer and turn off the heat. I boiled 1/2 lb of whole wheat rotini noodles and combined that with my sauce.

I would’ve stopped there, but I was in a “throw everything in” trance. I added tiny cooked baby shrimp (this meal is for my 16 month old after all) and voila this fast and delicious meal was ready in 17 minutes!