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risoni with cheesy pumpkin recipe

Cheesy risoni pasta

Risoni pasta is a marvel for kids: it looks like rice, but after a few bites the trick is revealed – and wide smiles follow. This simple recipe mixes the goodness of pasta with a soft, cheesy pumpkin mash, giving your baby a healthy dose of energy and nutrients for the day.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 1


  • 250 g pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup risoni pasta
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese


  • Remove pumpkin skin and seeds. Dice around 1 cup of pumpkin.
  • Cook pumpkin in boiling water until soft. Drain and mash well. Mix in milk to give pumpkin a soft, moist consistency.
  • Cook risoni pasta in boiling, lightly salted water for about 10 minutes until it’s soft to the bite.
  • Drain risoni in a sieve, then mix with the pumpkin and cheese Stir to blend. Add a little milk if it’s too think. Serve warm.