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