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rotini pasta with vegetable sauce in a grey bowl placed on a marble with coriander leaf on side.

Pasta with Hidden Vegetable Sauce

Pasta with hidden vegetable sauce - a creamy, healthy and tasty sauce made with assorted vegetables, herbs and few spices. Kid-friendly vegetable sauce is a great way to make picky kids eat their healthy meals without any fuss.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 1991kcal
Author: Geetha

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Ingredients

1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 teaspoon = 5ml

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 143 g (or) 1 cup (or) 2 medium Carrot chopped
  • 166 g (or) 1.5 cups (or) 1 medium Courgettes chopped
  • 47 g (or) ⅓ cup Green Pepper chopped
  • 185 g (or) 1 cup (or) 1 large Sweet Potato chopped
  • 400 g (or) 2 cups (or) 1 tin Tomato
  • as required Salt
  • as required Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Basil
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 293 g (or) 3 cups Pasta (rotini or penne) cooked (563 gms)
  • 125 ml (or) ½ cup Double Cream

Instructions

  • Before you get started, scroll up a little and watch a quick recipe video.

To make hidden vegetable pasta sauce:

  • Heat oil in a skillet/pan over medium low flame.
  • Once oil is hot, add garlic, carrot, courgettes, green peppers, sweet potato and salt. Mix well, close the lid and cook for 8-10 minutes until vegetables soften.
  • Now add tinned chopped tomatoes, basil, oregano, pepper, mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool completely.
  • Transfer the contents to a blender/mixer and grind until smooth.

To make hidden veggie pasta

  • In a deep bottomed pan add required amount of vegetable sauce and cream.
  • Stir and let sauce bubble over medium low heat.
  • At this point, check the seasoning and add if required.
  • Put cooked pasta and stir until well combined.
  • Enjoy delicious and creamy vegetable pasta.
  • Store the remaining sauce in a glass jar in fridge or freezer.

Notes

I've used rotini pasta. Feel free to use any pasta that you have in hand. 
Adjust seasoning and spices to your kid's taste. 
Skip ground pepper and cumin if you are making it for toddlers. 
 
   

Nutrition

Calories: 1991kcal | Carbohydrates: 301g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 855mg | Potassium: 3133mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 52976IU | Vitamin C: 120mg | Calcium: 446mg | Iron: 11mg
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