Five Vegetable Pasta Sauce

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Recipe review

Five a day plus pasta!

5/5 Five out of five - this got me my veggie fix. Jerry, aka Chef (talk)

Five Vegetable Pasta Sauce
Five Vegetable Pasta Sauce
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:218
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:25th October 2012

This recipe was derived as a result of having so many spare vegetables sitting in the fridge. It makes a thick, rich sauce perfect with pasta. The recipe freezes well so the ingredients can be increased for later use or to increase servings.


Ingredients

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Method

  1. Chop all of the vegetables fairly small, ½ inch cubes or smaller. It will save effort with the hand blender later and they will cook down quicker.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan
  3. Fry the carrot first as ths will take longest
  4. Add the remaining veg, onion, leek, garlic, red pepper and courgette and cook until soft. about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the tin tomatoes, sugar, stock and purees and give another few minutes to bring back up to heat.
  6. Dried or fresh basil can be used, add at the last minute before blending. No need to chop first if using fresh.
  7. Using a hand blender straight in the pot is easiest although you can do this gradually in a worktop blender, blend until you reach a consistency you prefer.
  8. Freezes well and can be gradually defrosted from frozen on a low heat on the hob or in the microwave.

Chef's notse

Thank you Kitchenminion, for a wonderful recipe idea. With the addition of a cheese topping, the ingredients shown served 2 people, for 2 days. The only changes I made were to microwave the carrots first and add a pinch of ancho chile powder.

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