Accept Read More. Stir to combine. You have entered an incorrect email address! You can use store bought dried pasta or try my Homemade Spinach Fettuccine for even more vegetable goodness! Please see my disclosure policy, Filed Under: Baby Led Weaning, by course, by ingredient, by type, carrots, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Family Meals, Freezer Friendly, Fussy Eaters, Gluten Free, Kids Meals, Nut Free, Recipes, sauce and dips, vegatables, Vegetarian, zucchini, Your email address will not be published. Hidden Vegetable Pasta Sauce. * By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Delicious hidden vegetable pasta sauce – even the fussiest of kids with love this veggie packed sauce. IF YOU TRY THIS RECIPE, LET US KNOW! Saute for 10 minutes until vegetables are softened and starting to cook down. I love using all of my home-grown tomatoes for snacks or to make my Old School Italian Gravy. With the rest of our Summer vegetables, I usually will make this Hidden Vegetable Pasta Sauce at least once. Delicious hidden vegetable pasta sauce – even the fussiest of kids with love this veggie packed sauce. Snap a photo and hashtag #littlegrazers or tag me @littlegrazers on Instagram! I usually like to make a big batch of sauce and store it in the freezer for later use. 2 tins of tomato puree ( filled the jars with a bit of water and shaled them to get the rest of the sauce and added into the mix ). The recipe below will yield approximately 6 cups of sauce which should be enough for about 2 pounds of pasta. That you credit me by linking to my original recipe post. For this sauce, you don’t have to stick to the veggies that I have listed in the recipe, feel free to use what you have on hand or any of your favorites. Not including the onion and garlic that go into this sauce, there are five addition vegetables. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Home-grown veggies taste so much better when they are fresh from the garden and I love that I produced it on my own. If your kids love cheese and let’s face it, most kids love cheese and you are not dairy free. 6 stalkes celery Add olive to a deep saucepan or frying pan and heat over a medium high heat. It has a really yummy flavour considering how much veggies I’ve thrown in. Do you have a family who loves pasta dishes? So many variations can be made with this, use it as a starting point for many different pasta dishes of your choosing. Find me ON FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST | TWITTER | and come and follow me TO MAKE SURE YOU KEEP UP TO DATE ON ALL NEW RECIPES. I’D LOVE TO SEE IT! Add the sauce to a blender and thoroughly blend until smooth. I did put a bit of sugar in it to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes. Add in the red pepper, zucchini, basil, oregano, fennel, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and balsamic vinegar and 1/2 cup of stock. Here is the. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I hope you enjoyed this recipe for my Hidden Vegetable Pasta Sauce. She won’t eat many vegetables if she sees them in their natural form, but I can hide them in a soup, sauce or casserole and she is fine. Once sauce has been blended, add it back into your pan and add in garlic powder and pecorino romano cheese. I’ve had this on high for 4 hours just to soften and I’ve used my stick blender to blitz everything together. Everything was grated using my food processor so super easy and quick Then it’s all thrown in my slowcooker and I’ve put on high for 4 hours but you could leave it on low for the day. It’s full of all of the wonderful Summertime vegetables, including sweet peppers, zucchini, squash, and of course tomatoes. LEAVE A COMMENT, RATE IT AND  TAG US IN YOUR PHOTOS @littlegrazers on INSTAGRAM, See the handy Pinterest image below if you wish to pin this for later. This recipe is both gluten free and vegetarian, but you can omit the cheese and make it vegan as well! Recipe yields approximately 6 cups. 3 carrots Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Hidden Veggie Tomato Sauce. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. For this recipe, I used sweet peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes, but here are some other vegetables that would be good as well: Once you have decided on the vegetables you are going to use, now it’s time to make the sauce! If you have certain herbs or flavours you prefer or do not like ones that I use, don’t be scared to alter it to your taste. 1 zucchini Make sure you comment below and let me know what your favorite Summertime vegetable recipes are! Delicious hidden vegetable pasta sauce - even the fussiest of kids with love this veggie packed sauce. You can spoon it over pasta just as it is, or add in some protein like chicken, or cooked ground meat like beef, chicken or turkey. Add in tomato sauce, turn the heat down to medium low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are completely cooked down and easy mashed with a wooden spoon. Next time I make this I’ll be throwing in even more veggies because why not . © All images and content on Little Grazers are copyright protected. Got one kid that like cheese and another that doesn’t? My kids are pretty good about eating their vegetables, but this is a great way to sneak in a bunch of veggies for those picky eaters, young and old alike! Approximately 3 cups of sauce is needed for 1 lb of pasta. With my kids now older and with more of an opinion on what they will and will not eat, I am often trying to come up with ways to get more vegetables into their diet, the youngest one has become extremely fussy over the last year or so, something that I know is pretty common with younger kids after going through the same with my oldest. Then it’s so easy to accommodate to both by just added grated cheese to the top for the one that does. Let's cook inspired and eat tasty! Depending on your blender, you may need to work in batches. If you use or re-create my recipes I kindly ask: This post may contain affiliate links.