Healthy tomato pasta sauce

Healthy tomato pasta sauce


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About this recipe: A tasty and extremely healthy tomato pasta sauce, ideal for getting your kids to eat vegetables! This is good to make in large batches and then freeze to have on hand when you need a simple, home-cooked meal for the family.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 5 to 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 6 mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 (400g) tin plum tomatoes
  • 1 (500g) carton passata
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until soft. Add chopped carrots, peppers, celery and mushrooms and saute for a further few minutes.
  2. Add tinned tomatoes, passata and apple. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer on low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. During the final 10 minutes of cooking, add basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Blend to a smooth sauce with a hand blender before serving.

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Reviews (4)


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


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


- Rated on - 30 Aug 2015

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