Homemade hidden veggie sauce

A tasty tomato based sauce with added veggies. Perfect for getting some sneaky veggies into the kiddies meals. You’re one of the lucky ones if your children will eat a variety of vegetables. My 16 month old is quite good but my 3 year old on the other hand while she’s brilliant with fruit is not a fan of veggies 😦

The best way I find to include them in her diet without her realising is with smoothies and this sauce. Its super easy and quick to prepare, can be kept in a jar in the fridge for up to 3 days or frozen in a freezer bag for future use. This sauce is ideal as a sauce for pasta, as a bolognaise sauce or as a pizza base sauce. Mince meat with hidden veggie sauce and wholewheat spaghetti is a big hit in our house… ❤




Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 courgette
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 carton of passata
  • 300 ml stock (Beef or vegetable)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp basil
  • coconut oil





Here’s what to do:

Heat up pan with some coconut oil

Chop up carrot, onion, courgette and pepper and add to the pan

Saute over a medium heat until vegetables are soft


Add thyme, oregano and basil to the pan and combine

Saute gently for 1 minute


Remove veg from the pan and put into a blender

Add passata and vegetable stock into the blender and blend until smooth




This recipe will fill approx 3 jam jars.


A much healthier alternative to shop bought sauces. You know exactly whats gone into it, its sugar free and its super tasty if not tastier!!

Hope you enjoy this recipe and if you try it out don’t forget to let me know…

Aimee ❤






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