Easy Hidden Veg Tomato Sauce

Easy Hidden Veg Tomato Sauce

A delicious tomato sauce has many uses, this recipe uses hidden vegetables for even the fussiest of eaters. Save time by making a big batch, then use with other dishes throughout the week. This dish can be frozen in batches for convinience.

  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 red or yellow peppers
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 tbsp of cream cheese
  • 2 tins of plum tomatoes
  • basil
  • oregano
  • chilli flakes
  • sprinkle of sugar
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes


Heat a little olive oil in a pan then add the onions, fry until slightly softened.
Add all the vegetables (chopped into small pieces) and fry gently.
Crush the garlic and add to the pan. Cook gently until the veg has softened.
Add the stock cubes, oregano, chilli flakes. Stir well.
Add the tinned tomatoes and leave to simmer until the vegetables are soft and the liquid has reduced.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly before blending.
Add the cream cheese to the blended sauce and finish with basil and a little sprinkle of sugar.
Reheat and serve with pasta.