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Vegetable Sauce

Shh… don’t tell anyone but there are five veggies hiding inside this super tasty tomato sauce. Use with pasta, on top of a pizza or pour over chicken.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 38 minutes
Serves: 4
Great for:  Kids - 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years
Suitable for Freezing
Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 leek, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 red pepper
1/2 medium carrot, peeled & chopped
1/2 medium courgette, chopped
400 g tin chopped tomatoes
150 ml vegetable stock
1 1/2 tbsp tomato puree
1 1/2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp caster sugar
1 tbsp torn basil leaves (optional)
Method
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion and leek for approximately 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the red pepper, carrot and courgette, and cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the tinned tomatoes, stock, tomato purée, paste, tomato ketchup and caster sugar, and stir for approximately 1 minute.
  5. Simmer uncovered for 25–30 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened. Stir in the basil leaves if using.
  6. Transfer to a blender and blitz the sauce to a purée.

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