Vegetable Tomato Pasta Sauce

Vegetable Tomato Pasta Sauce

Vegetable Tomato Pasta Sauce – this is a great basic pasta sauce recipe – fresh, healthy and very tasty. You can use this tossed through pasta, in lasagne, even add extra stock and serve it as soup. The easiest way to get a heap of veggies into little tummies without drama, or them even noticing for that matter. I freeze portions so I can pull out something healthy, quickly when all else fails (which it often does).

I make it low salt for the kids, so for the adults you’ll need to season with sea salt & loads of cracked pepper, maybe top with some chilli, fried chorizo, some fresh baby spinach or rocket, and some shaved parmesan.

This recipe is so straightforward – it’s very flexible and forgiving, you can change around the quantities as you like, and you can pretty much use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge. A combination of  following vegetables work really well and result in a lovely sweet sauce.

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Red Capsicum/Pepper
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Leek
  • Tomatoes

Vegetable Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red capsicum/pepper chopped
  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped
  • A few stalks of celery trimmed and chopped
  • A few cloves of garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 x bottle of passata (preferably low sodium)
  • 1-2 cups of homemade vegetable stock (depends how thick you like your sauce)
  • Olive oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pan on medium, add a splash of olive oil and add the garlic, onion and all the other vegetables and put the lid on.
  2. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add the passata and the vegetable stock.
  3. Simmer for another 20 mintutes then blend until smooth
  4. Season to taste (or not, for the little ones).
  5. Serve with hot pasta, tossed in a little butter and grated parmesan. (and any other goodies for adults)