Lucky Leprechauns Pesto Pasta

Lucky Leprechauns Pesto Pasta

Lucky Leprechauns Pesto Pasta

All children are fond of pasta and Lucky Leprechauns Pesto Pasta is a great way to disguise veg and other nutritious foods that picky eaters will not eat.

There are so many green foods that are great for a child’s nutrition. I find that Basil Pesto is a huge hit with the little ones. Make your own with the older children, or simply buy it in a jar.

I find that using different pasta shapes encourages children to eat more and it makes dinner time even more fun! Shells, fusilli, wheels, macaroni-the sillier the better! I love this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s so easy, quick, and fun!

What you will need:

  • Silly Pasta Shapes Basil Pesto (fresh is best, you can find it in your local fine foods or produce shop) but a jar will do
  • Pine Nuts (optional)
  • Chicken


  • Boil the pasta according to the package. Use whole wheat pasta for a healthier alternative, egg pasta is also a great alternative for toddlers!
  • Bake chicken for 20 minutes until golden and cooked throughout.
  • Place pine nuts on a single layer on a baking sheet, toast for 3 minutes. Be careful, as they burn easily.
  • Slice chicken into bite size pieces and stir throughout the pasta. Add pine nuts (optional) and sprinkle with fresh parmesan for yummy, lucky leprechaun’s pasta!

Nanny Tip: This pasta can be served cold as well. I like to use all my leftover, end of the bag pasta to make a big pot of pasta with different shapes, children love the variety and silliness!

Lucky Leprechauns Pesto Pasta

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