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How To Make Hidden Vegetable Pasta Sauce

Fool your children with this super tasty, super secretly HEALTHY hidden vegetable pasta sauce! Vegan, gluten-free, and meal-prep friendly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 portions
Calories 356kcal
Author Shivani Raja


  • 1 Red Onion
  • 2 Peppers red/orange work best
  • 1/3 head Broccoli
  • 1 Aubergine
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 200 grams Cherry Tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 sprig Fresh Basil
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes optional


  • Cut the vegetables into 1/2 inch chunks and add to a roasting tray with the vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper, toss together and roast at 180°C/350°F for 35-40 minutes.
  • Leave the vegetables to cool a little before adding to a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend on low speed until completely smooth.
  • Serve with freshly cooked pasta!


  • You can use any vegetables of your choosing in this recipe! See the blog post for some more suggestions.
  • The sauce can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  • Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop. Just ensure the sauce is well heated through before serving.


Serving size: 1 portion served with 100g cooked pasta
Calories: 356 kcal | Fat: 5.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 39mg | Carbohydrates: 68.3g | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 7.1g | Protein: 13.7g 


Calories: 356kcal