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    How to Get Kids to Eat their Veggies Spaghetti Sauce

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    Sharon123's Note:

    This is how I used to get my kids to eat their vegetables when all they wanted was meat in their sauce! It cooks down to a wonderful consistency and they all love it, even now when they're all grown up!

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    1. 1
      In a large saucepan,saute vegetables (except corn) and garlic for 5-7 minutes in olive oil.
    2. 2
      Add spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce,corn, sugar, basil, oregano and 1 cup water.
    3. 3
      If using meat,brown and add now.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil, then turn down heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
    5. 5
      Stir occasionally, adding water if it gets too thick.
    6. 6
      Add salt and pepper to taste.
    7. 7
      When nearly done, cook pasta as directed on package, drain, and serve with sauce.
    8. 8
      You may add any other vegs.
    9. 9
      you like.
    10. 10
      Serve with garlic bread and a nice salad.
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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 23, 2012


      Thankfully, I have children who actually love their vegetables, but that doesn't mean that I can't throw in extra for good measure, and as they love their pasta, it seemed like a win win situation.
      I used a Paul Newman Basil, Tomato and Garlic Sauce, but didn't use the extra can of tomato sauce, as I thought this would be sufficient.
      I used chicken mince in my mixture, and used a combination of regular and wholewheat spaghetti....the verdict?
      The children ( aged 5 and 7) absolutely devoured this and in record time too...and were full of praise...and I agree...a great tasting dish for the whole family to enjoy!
      Made for PRMR.

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    • on October 28, 2011


      I rated this recipe for what it is, a great recipe for spaghetti sauce with added nutritional value. It's also easy to put together & has the option to incorporate other vegys, I added finely chopped beets & jalapeno for the zucchini. However, my DH prefers the more trational sauce & thought there were too many vegys. I like to 'hide' vegys in all my recipes but found this one abit harder to get away with it. Next time I'll cut them back abit (or increase the sauce). I also cut out the sugar cause I find canned pasta sauce already has enough suger in it. I amended this recipe for my electronic pressure cooker & it works very well. I used 1 cup of water & it came out nice and saucy/thick. Great recipe, thanks for sharing.

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    • on August 10, 2010


      Simple and delightful. I think anytime a fresh veggie is in the mix, it tastes better. I made a batch of this to freeze for the winter months. We taste tested it and even DH liked it and who knew zukes were in it. I do a similar rendition using garden tomatoes but I like the ease of making this recipe using the canned sauce and will do so again. Thank you for a simply lovely recipe that sits well on the taste buds. A very simpl and lovely go to quick sauce to make for dinner. Made for AUS/NZ Aug2010 Swap

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    Nutritional Facts for How to Get Kids to Eat their Veggies Spaghetti Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (365 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 349.5
    Calories from Fat 116
    Total Fat 12.9 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Cholesterol 27.0 mg
    Sodium 527.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.6 g
    Sugars 15.1 g
    Protein 14.4 g

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