Prawns with pesto

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Prawns with pesto
Prawns with pesto
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Delicious prawns with pesto is super easy to make and perfect for making with help from your little ones (and hopefully, they will help you eat them too). Children love this recipe and it is a really quick and easy weekday supper, especially using shop-bought pesto. Serve tossed with pasta or on top of brown rice. This recipe serves a family of 4, or 6 children, and will only take 15 mins to make.


  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 300g peeled prawns
  • 75g shop-bought pesto
  • brown rice or pasta, and vegetables, to serve


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium non-stick frying pan. When the oil is hot, add the prawns and cook for 2-3 mins on each side or until piping hot.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the pesto. Serve with brown rice or pasta and vegetables.

Recipe taken from The Little Dish Family Cookbook priced at £14.99 and available from all good book stockists. The Little Dish Family Cookbook is a must-have cooking companion for parents, packed full of 101 tried-and-tested recipes your family. Every recipe includes a fun task for little helpers, so young children will be able to practise their kitchen skills. It even includes a special ‘skills chart’, which children can use to track their progress in the kitchen. Little chefs receive a certificate, medal and apron when they reach important culinary milestones. The book is written by Little Dish founder Hillary Graves.

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