Kidspot Kitchen

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Penne pasta recipe

Penne pasta is a first finger food for babies and toddlers. An easy baby food recipe to make, your kids will love holding the pasta and feeding themselves.



  • 1/2 cup penne pasta


Place approximately 5cm water into a saucepan and bring to a steady boil.

Place penne pasta into the boiling water and cook for 5 - 8 minutes, until pasta is soft enough to eat.

Drain and serve.

Place penne pasta into a microwave-safe bowl and cover with approximately 5cm of water.

Cook on the highest microwave setting for 5 - 6 minutes, until pasta is soft enough to eat.

Drain and serve.


  • Penne pasta is shaped like small tubes, approximately 3 - 4cm long on average.
  • Penne is the least messy alternative out of the pasta range, which is why we love it. No long spaghetti noodles swishing mess all over the house!
  • Kids love plain penne pasta as a snack so it makes a fabulous first finger food for littlies.
  • To create individual tuna pasta bakes: Use a microwave-safe single-serve bowl and add your favourite pasta sauce, tuna and a handful of quickly-steamed frozen veggies to the cooked pasta, then cover with grated cheese. Give it a quick zap in the microwave to melt the cheese through the pasta and voila! Melty, yummy pasta bake in minutes.


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