Kids Tomato Pasta Sauce with Secret Ingredients
By shahdan • May 7, 2015
Who said pasta cannot be healthy? With fresh ripe tomatoes, hidden onions, carrots, zucchini, and celery, this pasta sauce is filled with healthy goodies. And the bright side: your kids will not even notice.
Find out how to upgrade this recipe to a more fancy and even healthier grown-up version through the following link.: Tomatoey Pasta Sauce with lots of Greens
(suitable for freezing)
- 3 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
- 500 gram tomatoes - طماطم
- 1 medium onion (finely chopped) - بصلة
- 2 large zucchini (grated) - كوسة
- 1 large carrot (grated) - جزرة
- 3 stick celery (thinnly sliced) - كرفس افرنجي
- 2 large garlic cloves (crushed) - فصوص ثوم
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary (fresh without stem) - روزماري/ إكليل الجبل
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme - زعتر
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste - معجون طماطم / صلصة طماطم
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar - سكر
- 1 pinch salt and pepper (or to taste) - ملح و فلفل
- 3 tablespoon cooking cream (optional) - كريم الطهي
Step by step
- Prepare your veggies: chop the tomatoes and give it a quick blend in a blender or food processor. Finely chop the onion and celery. Grate the zucchini and carrot.
- Next, heat the oil in a pot, and add the onion and celery. Cook on a low heat, while stirring occasionally until soft (about 5 minutes.)
- Next, add the garlic, zucchini and carrots and stir for another 2 minutes.
- Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, herbs, and salt and pepper. Increase the heat to medium until it boils, then lower the heat and leave to simmer for 20 minutes.
- When your sauce is done simmering, use a handheld blender to make it creamy and smooth. ( You can also use your regular blender or food processor.)
- Optional: you may stir in a little cream for a richer and creamier consistency.
- Serve on your kids' favourite pasta.
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