Pasta with tomato & hidden veg sauce
Get your family to eat more veg with this superhealthy pasta sauce recipe which counts as 5 of your 5-a-day. The sauce is freezable too
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1tsp olive oil
- 1large onion, chopped
- 2celery sticks, chopped
- 2carrots, chopped
- 1leek, chopped
- 2peppers, deseeded and chopped
- 2cans chopped tomatoes with garlic
- 1tbsp each caster sugar and balsamic vinegar
- 300g dried pasta shapes
- parmesan, shaved, and rocket, to serve (optional)
Step 1Heat the oil in a large non-stick saucepan and gently cook the onion, celery, carrots and leek until soft, about 20 mins. Add the peppers and cook for 10 mins more, then tip in the tomatoes, sugar and vinegar. Simmer for at least 20 mins – the longer the better.
Step 2Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, blitz the sauce with a hand blender until smooth, season and return to the heat to keep warm while the pasta cooks. Drain the pasta and toss through the sauce. Serve in bowls topped with shaved Parmesan and rocket leaves, if you like.