Ever since I purchased a pasta machine my little kitchen helper has been slightly obsessed. Luckily I am able to store it high enough in a closet, otherwise he would be feeding play doh and who knows what, through the machine. He also has been intrigued with the ravioli maker, so it was finally time to break out the equipment and create something new. Meatball Raviolis! Meatballs are one of his favorite foods and to accomplish this meal I made some mini meatballs while he was in school. This way we could have them simmering in the sauce while we tackled the pasta dough and ravioli maker.
Making homemade pasta is a great activity for kids, albeit a little messy. My toddler has been learning how to crack eggs so I knew he would be excited to fill up the well of flour with the eggs. I was right. He was so proud of himself and it was great to work on those fine motor skills. I kept the sauce simple but you can make a homemade option or purchase your favorite jar sauce. The focus on this recipe was the simple act of making the pasta with my toddler and assembling to create a tasty meal.
Have you made homemade pasta with your little kitchen helper before? I would love to hear about your experience. leave a comment below.