Hidden Veg Pasta Sauce

Hidden Veg Pasta Sauce

Ingredients
Hidden vegetable pasta sauce:
  • 30g olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 2 red peppers, de-seeded, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 30g tomato puree
  • 15g caster sugar
  • 15g malt vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
To serve:
  • 200g pasta shells
  • Grated cheese

Method

  1. Heat the oil and add the onion, and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the vegetables and cook for a further 5-6 minutes, stirring continuously.
  2. Stir in the tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add all other ingredients, bring to the boil then turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Leave to cool (until below 40C).
  5. Blend until smooth.