Vegetarian Tomato Pasta Sauce

    1 hour 45 minutes

    A tasty and extremely healthy tomato sauce for pasta, veggie Bolognese etc. Its blended - so ideal for getting your kids to eat vegetables!

    6 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 medium onions
    • 5-6 cloves of garlic
    • 2 carrots
    • 5-6 mushrooms
    • 1/2 red capsicum
    • 1/2 green capsicum
    • 1/2 yellow capsicum
    • 1 stick of celery
    • 1 apple
    • 1 tin (400g) of tomatoes
    • 1 bottle (680g) of passata
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon of dried basil
    • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
    • salt and black pepper

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Peel and dice vegetables and apple.
    2. Soften onion and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes. Add chopped carrots, capsicum, celery and mushrooms and soften for a further few minutes. Add tinned tomatoes, passata and finely chopped apple. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer on a low heat for 1 - 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add dried basil, dried oregano, a pinch of salt and black pepper during final 10 minutes of cooking. Adjust seasonings according to personal taste.
    4. Blend to a smooth sauce with a hand blender before serving.

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    This recipe is brilliant! I reccomend it for the fussy kids!! I did freeze some so that my hubby (who cannot cook in the slightest) could warm it and put with some spaghetti as a cheat for spag bog!!  -  15 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This sauce is fab its really tasty & so healthy. My fussy 3 year old son won't let a vegetable pass his lips at home but happily gobbles down this sauce.  -  26 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Made for grandson loves it very fussy only eats pizza and pasta so great for him I use for spaghetti bolegenes meat balls good for freezing put in ice cubes take out as many at you need to use  -  25 Dec 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)