Annabel Karmel’s hidden vegetables pasta sauce

  • 3 portions

From 12+ months

Annabel Karmel's Hidden Vegetable Sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 75g butternut squash or carrots, chopped
  • 75g courgettes, chopped
  • 75g mushrooms, sliced
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 175ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 200g pasta (cook according to the instructions on the packet)


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add the squash or carrots, courgettes and mushrooms and cook for 15 minutes more or until softened.

  • Step 2

    Add the tomatoes, stock and sugar. Season. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Blend to a purée, sieve to make a smooth sauce and serve.

  • Step 4

    Toss the pasta with the sauce.

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