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Secret veggie pasta sauce

There are 5 secret veggies packed into this tasty pasta sauce, suitable from 8 months

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • A little work
  • Serves 8


  • 800g Chopped tomatoes (2 tins)
  • 1 Leek
  • 1 Medium courgette
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 2 Carrots
  • I glug of olive oil (for frying)
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of dried oregano or dried basil (to season)


  • STEP 1

    Chop the carrots and courgette and boil or steam until tender (about 6 minutes).

  • STEP 2

    Finely slice the leek and dice the red pepper. Fry in olive oil until soft.

  • STEP 3

    Add the carrots, courgette and chopped tomatoes to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes until all the vegetables are well cooked.

  • STEP 4

    Season with a little black pepper and a pinch of dried basil or oregano. Serve with small pasta shapes or chopped pasta.

  • STEP 5

    Experiment with different vegetables, for example aubergine instead of courgette.


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