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Monday 22 March 2021

Pasta Sauce with Hidden Vegetables

A few years ago Heidi chose to become vegetarian, she decided her morals as an animal lover could no longer let her eat meat. I'm really proud of her sticking to her principles but I am starting to get concerned that she doesn't have much variety in her food.

Pasta is one of her favourites but she will usually only have it with tomato sauce or plain with cheese. Heidi does like some veg (sweetcorn is her favourite) but says she is sometimes put off by the texture of vegetables. I've come up with this recipe as it still gives her the goodness of the vegetables without the texture that she doesn't like. This recipe will make enough for 4 servings.


1 Courgette
1 Onion
100g Broccoli
100g Sweetcorn
400g Tinned Tomato
50g Basil
2 garlic cloves
1tbsp Olive Oil
200g Dried Pasta


Dice the onion and slice the courgette also break the broccoli up into small florets. In a sauce pan add the broccoli to some boiling water and cook for a few mins. In another pan cook the pasta as directed.

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat and add the onion and courgette, cook for a few mins until tender and translucent.

Crush the garlic and add this to the pan and cook for a few more minutes. Drain the broccoli and add this to the frying pan along with the tinned tomato, cook for a few more mins to cooked through.

Allow the mix to slightly cool and then pour this into a blender along with the basil and blend until a smooth sauce.

Drain the pasta and add the sweetcorn and the sauce and warm though. Serve with grated Parmesan.

Well, that's all for now.


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