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Fussy eaters top-your-own sweet tomato pasta

Fussy eaters top-your-own sweet tomato pasta

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  • Easy
  • Serves 6 hungry children

Packed with goodness and with extra toppings to choose from, even the fussiest eaters will be happy with this sweet tomato pasta

  • Freezable (sauce only)
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
low infat3g


  • 1⁄2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red pepper , chopped
  • 1 sweet potato , chopped into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves , sliced
  • splash of red wine vinegar
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 400g pasta (we used fusilli)
  • parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated
  • jar of pesto canned tuna, shredded ham, shredded cooked chicken and more grated Parmesan, to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the red pepper and sweet potato, and cook for 5-10 mins until they start to soften. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min more. Add the red wine vinegar, sizzle for a moment, then add the chopped tomatoes and season. Cover and simmer for 30 mins until the sweet potato is really soft, adding a splash of water if it starts to look dry. Tip the sauce into a blender (or use a hand blender) and whizz until smooth. Can be prepared up to 2 days ahead or frozen for up to 3 months.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the pasta following pack instructions and reheat the sauce gently in a saucepan. Once the pasta is cooked, drain well and toss with the sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan. Serve the pasta in a big bowl for everyone to help themselves, with extra toppings to choose from to keep fussy eaters happy.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2014

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