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Super-veg pasta

Super-veg pasta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Get two of your five-a-day with this deliciously versatile sauce

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal323
fat6g
saturates1g
carbs58g
sugars11g
fibre6g
protein12g
low insalt0.45g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the grill and pop the peppers, skin-side up, underneath for 10 mins or until beginning to char. Transfer to a bowl, cover and set aside. When cool enough to handle, peel off the skin and cut the flesh into strips.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the fennel, onion and carrot for 8-10 mins until softened. Stir in the garlic, crushed chillies, fennel seeds and tomato purée, cook for 2 mins, then add the canned tomatoes, stock and sugar. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 mins or until the vegetables are completely soft.

  • STEP 3

    Take out a couple of spoonfuls of the sauce (this will later add texture), then blend the rest in the saucepan until almost smooth with a stick blender. Simmer for 5 mins to thicken, then stir in the reserved sauce, shredded basil and peppers. Serve with the pasta.

RECIPE TIPS
PASTA SAUCE

This sauce freezes well and is really versatile so it’s worth making a double batch, then jazzing it up by adding olives or prawns. Plus, if your children don’t like the vegetable bits, you can just blend the whole thing.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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