Toddler Meals // Easy Peasy Carbonara with Spinach and Chorizo

7th September 2017

I am always looking to craft meals with ingredients I already have in my fridge and cupboards. There’s nothing worse than wanting to make something yummy and finding you need to run out to the supermarket to grab a few essential ingredients. This toddler carbonara uses greek yoghurt, something I always have in; chorizo, another staple in our fridge and spinach (although this can easily be switched for finely grated courgettes). My favourite part of this recipe? It can be knocked up in about fifteen minutes, making it an idea lunch or quick supper if, like me, you are a working mum who doesn’t get in until late.

ingredients needed for the toddler carbonara

a portion of toddler carbonara

one toddler carbonara and two adult portions

Dexter enjoying his toddler carbonara

Toddler Meals // Easy Peasy Carbonara with Spinach and Chorizo


  • 200g pasta
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 50g full fat Greek yoghurt
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 160g spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 75g chorizo, finely sliced and cubed
  • 30g grated cheese (Parmesan, or finely grated cheddar)


  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, pour some hot water from the kettle into a medium sized bowl so it's about half full.
  3. In a frying pan, fry the chorizo in the oil until it softens, add the garlic and throw in the spinach until it i wilted. Take off the heat.
  4. Reserve a little water from the pasta and drain. Empty the bowl of water and pour in the yoghurt along with the cheese, salt and pepper. Crack the egg into the mixture then whisk with a fork until a sauce forms.
  5. Toss the spinach and chorizo into the sauce and add the pasta. Stir to coat evenly. The reserved water can be added if the sauce seems a little too thick.
  6. Serve.

I very rarely get to have carbonara as my husband hates it so much, so you can imagine my delight when Dex ate the whole thing up! Yay, I now have someone to share one of my favourite dishes with.

Let me know if you try the toddler carbonara recipe and what you think.

fusilli carbonara recipe, an easy peasy toddler meal using spinach, chorizo, garlic, pepper, yoghurt and an egg. Delicious and easy lunch or supper.


  • Hayley – Devon Mama

    7th September 2017 at 10:23 am

    This looks delicious!! Please send some via post next time you’re making – would save me cooking a mountain of pasta (I can never get the portion size right!)

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