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Hidden vegie tomato pasta sauce

Three different sized tall glass jars of hidden vegie tomato pasta sauce wrapped in twine.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 120 minutes
Serves: 16
Three different sized tall glass jars of hidden vegie tomato pasta sauce wrapped in twine.
  • 1.5 serves of vegetables per 
  • ½ cup sauce
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1 onion, chopped 
½ leek, chopped 
1 stick celery, chopped 
1 carrot, chopped 
¼ butternut pumpkin, peeled & chopped 
½ red capsicum, deseeded & chopped 
2 cloves garlic, peeled 
2 tbsp olive oil 
1 large zucchini, chopped 
½ cup mushrooms, chopped 
1 tbsp tomato paste 
2 400g cans crushed Roma tomatoes 
1 tsp dried Italian herbs 
Salt & pepper 

Savvy swaps

You can swap:

1 small onion, extra



Step 1
Process the onions, leek, celery, carrot, pumpkin, capsicum and garlic in a food processor until a coarse paste is formed.

Step 2
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a very large saucepan over a high heat. Add the processed vegetable mix, reduce to low and cook for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Step 3
Meanwhile process the zucchini and mushroom until finely chopped.

Step 4
Add this mix to the pan and cook, stirring for 5 minutes.

Step 5
Add the tomato paste and stir until well combined.

Step 6
Add the canned tomatoes and herbs and season.

Step 7
Simmer, stirring occasionally for 1½ hours or until thickened.

Serving suggestion: Use as a pizza sauce, on pasta or in place of tinned tomatoes in recipes.  




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