How to Get Kids to Eat their Veggies Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Sharon123

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!

Top Review by Noo8820

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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