Ham, Cheese and Zucchini Pasta

Ham, Cheese and Zucchini Pasta
Ham and cheese is a fantastic flavour combo to use in pasta recipes for toddlers. The addition of zucchini boosts the nutritional value of this quick and easy toddler recipe.

My two boys had this pasta for lunch today, and even though Mr. 2 is currently on a strike against pretty much all food, he still really enjoyed this simple, healthy pasta.

If you're after more quick, simple, healthy lunch ideas, check out this excellent list of easy pasta recipes for kids.


  • 1 cup uncooked pasta spirals
  • 1/2 cup shredded ham
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp butter
  • extra butter or olive oil for frying


Cook pasta according to packet instructions

When pasta is a few minutes away from being cooked, heat a little butter or olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

Add ham and zucchini to the frying pan, cook for a few minutes until it starts to brown.

Strain cooked pasta. Add pasta to frying pan, mix to combine.

Add 2 tsp of butter and the grated cheese to the frying pan.

Heat, stirring, until cheese has melted.


Makes 2 toddler sized servings.

Serve warm - if it goes cold the cheese will harden and it will all just stick together.


  • A zucchini contains more potassium than a banana.
  • Cheese is among the richest dietary sources of calcium, which plays an essential role in bone health.


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