Baby Hints & Tips

Hidden Veggie Pasta Sauce

This delicious and simple pasta sauce recipe is packed with vegetables.  You can puree for baby or keep the sauce chunky for the rest of the family.

Makes 12 – 24 tablespoons

hidden veggie pasta sauce Ingredients

1 tin diced tomatoes
1 tbs tomato puree
1 small brown onion, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, diced
1/2 cup water or vegetable stock
1/2 cup diced sweet potato
250g organic beef, diced
1 small tin corn kernels
1 zucchini, diced
2 tbs fresh herbs – basil, parsley (optional)
1 tbs olive oil


1/ Heat the oil in a fry pan over medium. Add the beef and brown all over. Once brown, add the onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Add the capsicum, water and tomato, bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer.

2/ Add the sweet potato, corn and zucchini, cover and simmer for around 10 minutes or until the beef is cooked and the vegetables are tender. Stir through the herbs and remove from the heat.

3/ Process mixture until a sauce forms. Depending on the age of your child you can either completely blend to a puree or leave some texture.

TIP: Freeze in small individual portions (i.e. ice cube style solids tray). Once frozen pop out the cubes and store in a freezer proof bag.

REHEAT: To reheat, either use the microwave and cook until boiling for a few minutes. Alternatively reheat to boiling in a saucepan on the stove. Once heated stir through cooked pasta and sprinkle with grated cheese.

Allie from OneHandedCooks is a full time mum and knows what it is like to never have two hands free at any one time. Her website is full of easy to make, delicious recipes which still allow you enough time to wipe a nose, give a cuddle or feed a hungry child. She welcomes comments and your recipes so please feel free to email her, or find her on facebook and twitter. To see all of the OneHandedCooks recipes, click here.


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