Tomato and Veggie Pasta Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by katew

This is from a Delicious magazine and a great way for kids to eat vegetables without knowing it. I add chopped parsley and basil to mine but little kids don't like "green bits". I puree the whole thing with a stick blender, but you may want to put the cooked tomatoes through a sieve to remove seeds and skins.

Top Review by Lori Mama

Wonderful flavor! I omitted the celery (don't much care for it) and added some garlic. It didn't blend quite as smooth, but I like a little more texture in my tomato sauces anyway. I will be using it for spaghetti and lasagna. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 220°C.
  2. Roast tomatoes and pumpkin with a splash of oil for 40 minutes or till very soft.
  3. Blend pumpkin and tomatoes with 1 cup of stock till smooth.
  4. Pass through sieve to remove skin and seeds.
  5. In a large pot heat a splash of oil and cook all the other chopped veggies for 5 - 10 minutes till soft.
  6. Add canned tomatoes and 1 remaining cup of stock.
  7. Simmer 25 minutes.
  8. Use a stick blender and blend both mixtures together or whiz till smooth in a food processor.
  9. Add chopped herbs if you like and season to taste.
  10. Serve over pasta of your choice.

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