Kids' Cheesy Pesto and Pea Rigatoni Pasta
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Kids' Cheesy Pesto and Pea Rigatoni Pasta

Kids' Cheesy Pesto and Pea Rigatoni Pasta

with Tenderstem® Broccoli Trees | Serves 2

This easy-peasy kids' pasta is loaded with peas and pesto, then topped with melted Cheddar cheese. Serve up with Tenderstem® broccoli "trees" to make this dish extra colourful.

Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes


serving amount

80 grams

Tenderstem Broccoli

180 grams

Rigatoni Pasta

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

30 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

32 grams

Fresh Pesto

(Contains Milk)

120 grams



Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)2140 kJ
Energy (kcal)511 kcal
Fat13.8 g
of which saturates5.2 g
Carbohydrate73.3 g
of which sugars7.4 g
Protein20.5 g
Salt0.63 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Chopping Board
Large Saucepan
Box Grater



a) Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 0.5 tsp salt for the rigatoni.

b) Meanwhile, halve any thick broccoli stems lengthways.

c) When boiling, stir the rigatoni into the water and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins. 

d) When the pasta has 3-4 mins remaining, add the Tenderstem® broccoli to your pan of rigatoni and cook until just tender, 3-4 mins.


a) Meanwhile, grate the Cheddar cheese

b) Once the pasta and broccoli are cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pan. Mix in the fresh pesto and peas until everything is well coated.


a) Divide your pea and pesto pasta between 2 serving dishes and top with the grated cheese.