Berry, Berry Good One Pan Spaghetti Recipe for Kids

May 15, 2015

Let kids know that healthy fruits & veggies can be fun and tasty, too! Pick a familiar gardening vegetable, like tomatoes, that Berry, Berry, Good imagecan provide healthy learning.

Use the activity below from our Berry, Berry Good booklet that can be adapted to suit any age level!

  • Help kids hear the message that veggies are tasty!
  • Let them see a familiar veggie like tomatoes.
  • Let them do by tasting and making a tasty tomato sauce and spaghetti recipe.

Ask kids:

  • How often do you eat tomatoes?
  • What veggies are in spaghetti sauce?
  • How can spaghetti sauce be made with tomatoes from the garden?
  • What other garden veggies could be added to spaghetti sauce?

Explain they will be making a spaghetti recipe with a “healthy extra” to taste.

Berry, Berry Good One Pan Spaghetti

1-15 oz. can carrots or freshly steamed carrot coins
1-26 oz. can spaghetti sauce
4 cups water
10 oz. package whole grain spaghetti


  1. Mash or puree carrots and liquid until smooth. Pour into a large saucepan.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce and water.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Break spaghetti pieces into thirds. Add to pot.
  5. Simmer until spaghetti is tender, stirring often.
  6. Serve bite size tastes to kids on small plates with plastic forks.

***LInk to families at home: Copy and send the recipe with kids for home use.

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” — William Faulkner

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