It’s the time to be sneaky again. Vegetables will be disguised in many forms so that our little ones will eat and hopefully enjoy them through the flavour rather than texture. I feel it is the texture that many children fear when it comes to eating fruit and vegetables. I couldn’t do aubergine when I was younger as it felt rather slimy on my tongue! Now I can’t live without them! Thanks to my Mum’s perseverance in feeding them to me.
Pasta is always a winner and chunks of courgettes are not appealing to our children so blitz it, make it smooth and silky! They’ll be none the wiser!
1 large courgette
1 tin plum tomatoes
3 garlic cloves
1 level tsp dried oregano
Dried chilli flakes to taste
Salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
Blend the courgette, tomatoes and garlic to a smooth paste with the water
Heat up the oil on a low heat in a medium saucepan with the oregano and chilli flakes. Once the oil starts to sizzle slowly pour in the tomato blend. Stir in the salt
Keeping on a low heat, allow to simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whilst the sauce is cooking through put on your penne pasta to boil
Serve the sauce on a bed of pasta with a sprinkling of grated mature cheddar cheese
Great idea Dimple! Different ways to ‘disguise’ or sneak in vegetables are always welcome at my house! Your pasta looks delicious xx
Thank you! Xx
What a gorgeously simple recipe, Dimple! Love it!
Thank you sweetheart