Introduce your child to some fun and unique flavors with this butternut squash pasta. It has familiar ingredients like cheddar cheese and macaroni noodles as well as non-traditional kids meal ingredients, butternut squash and edamame beans.


1 medium butternut squash

200g / 2 cups macaroni or conchigliette pasta

200ml / 7oz whole milk

100g / 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 tbsp butter

1/2 cup edamame beans

Ingredients from your kitchen: Salt and pepper

Tools and equipment needed: Knife, baking tray, blender or food processor


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F .Cut the butternut squash in half lengthways. Scoop out the seeds and place the two halves of squash flesh side up on a baking tray.
  2. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the squash is soft and has fully cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  4. Once the squash has cooked, spoon out the flesh straight into a blender or food processor. Add the milk, cheese and butter and blitz until all the ingredients have combined to a sauce consistency. If it seems too thick then add a little extra milk. Season with salt and pepper if you wish.
  5. Drain the pasta and mix it with the butternut squash sauce.Fold in edamame
  6. Serve immediately.