Kids lunchbox pasta salad


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We’ve teamed up with Iceland using the #PowerOfFrozen to create a quick and easy kids lunchbox pasta salad.

Once the kids start back to school, family life becomes hectic but I still like to squeeze in time to make nice lunch and this quick kids lunchbox pasta salad recipe using frozen peas and corn, alongside tinned pineapple chunks, means I can pack 3 portions of fruit and veg into this really simple lunchbox recipe.

Kids lunchbox pasta salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Kids lunchbox pasta salad

Quick and easy pasta salad kids will love.


  • Handful of pasta shapes
  • Small handful of frozen peas
  • Small handful of frozen sweetcorn
  • Small handful of pineapple cubes
  • 1 slice of ham cut into bitesized pieces
  • 1 heaped tsp of sun dried tomato pesto


  1. Put the pasta, frozen peas and corn into a saucepan and cover with plenty of boiling water. Add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes until the pasta is cooked.
  2. Drain the pasta and veg in a colander and then rinse under cold water to quickly cool them down, then tip them into a small mixing bowl and add the pineapple, ham and sun dried tomato paste and mix to coat everything.
  3. Tip into lunch boxes.
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Make Kids Lunchbox Pasta Salad your way
  • don’t fancy ham, use Iceland chargrilled chicken strips instead, just defrost and they’re ready to eat.
  • go veggie and add mini mozzarella balls or a handful of grated cheese.
How to serve Kids Lunchbox Pasta Salad
  • great for school lunchboxes
  • turn into after school pasta snack pots, make up a few pots and they’ll keep in the fridge for a couple of days ready for the kids to grab when they get home from school hungry.
For more #PowerOfFrozen lunchbox recipes try….

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Iceland, for full details of my disclosure policy please read here. 

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