Creamy Carrot Pasta

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Today, I am excited to share a lunchtime solution that’s both wholesome and satisfying – Creamy Carrot Pasta! This dish is a testament to the magic that happens when simple ingredients come together. Let’s dive into why this lunch is a game-changer for parents on the go.

Why Creamy Carrot Pasta Is Great:

1. Nutritional Boost: We all want to nourish our families with meals that are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Creamy Carrot Pasta delivers a dose of vitamin-rich carrots that your kids will happily devour, making it a wonderful way to sneak in some extra veggies.

2. Creamy Comfort: Cream cheese works its magic in this dish, transforming it into a velvety, creamy delight. The creaminess adds a comforting touch that both kids and adults adore, making it an ideal choice for a satisfying lunch.

3. Kid-Friendly and Mom-Approved: Finding a lunch option that pleases everyone can be a challenge. Creamy Carrot Pasta is a fantastic solution that bridges the gap between kid-friendly and mom-approved. The sweet carrot flavor and creamy texture make it a winner for even the pickiest eaters.

4. Quick and Convenient: When you’re a mom, time is of the essence. This recipe’s simplicity shines through in its preparation. A quick steam in the microwave, a blend with cream cheese, and a pot of pasta – that’s all it takes to create a lunch that’s ready in no time.

5. Customizable Creativity: Creamy Carrot Pasta is like a blank canvas waiting for your creative touch. You can play with the flavors by adding herbs, grated cheese, or even a touch of nutmeg. It’s a dish that encourages experimentation in the kitchen.

What You Will Need

  1. Carrots
  2. Cream cheese
  3. Garlic powder
  4. Small shell pasta


  1. Cream cheese- you can use mascarpone cheese instead.


Step 1: Steam and Blend Start by steaming half a cup of carrots. You can use a microwave to speed up the process. Once they’re tender, transfer them to a blender or food processor. Add in 2 ounces of cream cheese and a dash of garlic powder (about 1/8 teaspoon). Add in some pasta water. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Step 2: Cook the Pasta In a separate pot, cook 1 cup of small shell noodles according to the package instructions. Make sure to cook them to your preferred level of tenderness. Drain the noodles and set them aside.

Step 3: Combine and Enjoy Pour the creamy carrot mixture over the cooked pasta and gently toss to coat the noodles. The vibrant orange color will make the dish as visually appealing as it is delicious. Serve it up to your hungry little ones, and savor the delightful smiles as they dig into this creamy creation.


You can store this in the fridge for about 3 days, and the freezer for up to 3 months! Tip: Freeze in a muffin tin, and then transfer the cups to a ziplock bag. Then you will have personal sized portions already made! Just reheat in the microwave.


You will need some sort of blender for this recipe! Either use a food processor, blender, or personal sized blender. Any of those will work! I have linked the food processor that I use below.

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4.43 from 7 votes

Creamy Carrot Pasta

Prep: 5 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 cup small shell noodles, or any other noodle
  • 1/2 cup steamed carrots
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • splash of pasta water
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder


  • Cook pasta according to package.
  • Steam carrots. I use microwave to steam carrots.
  • In a food processor or blender, blend together steamed carrots, cream cheese, garlic powder, and pasta water.
  • Combine cooked pasta, and creamy carrot sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe and so did my little Dominick! 🙂
    Only thing i did differently was I cooked my carrots in homemade chicken stock and then followed the rest of the recipe. Thank you so much!!!!!