‘Tomato’ pasta sauce

Pasta sauces are often packed with extra salt and tons of sugar! This sauce is completely the opposite- it’s packed with extra veg so it’s super healthy and easily fools the fussiest of eaters!! You can also double or triple the ingredients and freeze it in batches so the next time you need a quick and easy dinner you just need to defrost a batch and serve with pasta! 


1 carrot

1 small courgette

1/2 onion

1/2 stick of celery

1/2 red pepper

3 cloves of garlic

500g passata

200ml vegetable stock (use gluten free cubes if making gluten free)

1/2 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp marjoram

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp paprika

2 tbsp tomato purée

Finely cube the carrot, courgette, pepper and celery. Finely dice the onion and peel the garlic cloves.

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large pan

Cook the onions on a medium heat for around 10mins

Crush the garlic into the pan and cook for another couple of mins

Add the carrot, courgette, celery and pepper

Then the stock

And the passata

Add the tomato purée

And all the herbs and paprika

Stir together and bring to the boil. Simmer for around 20mins until all the veg is soft

Blend the sauce in a blender or with a hand blender until smooth

Serve with pasta or use as a pizza sauce!

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