What we're making
Hidden Veg Sauce

Hidden Veg Versatile Sauce - this sauce is easy to make, contains 5 hidden vegetables, and can be used a base for all sorts of recipes. Uses a grater to finely prepare all the veg but can be blended if you prefer a smoother sauce. Makes a great pizza base, casserole base and sauce for your favourite pasta shapes. Make double and freeze for another day.

What you'll need


2 tbsp olive oil

1 white onion, grated

2 cloves garlic, grated

1 large carrot, grated

1 small courgette, grated

1 stalk of celery, grated

2 handfuls of mushrooms, finely chopped

1 500g box of tomato passata 

2 tbsp tomato puree

1tsp dried mixed herbs

Salt & Pepper



Box Grater

Chopping Board

Sharp Knife

Mixing bowl


Wooden Spoon

How to do it

1. Grate and chop all the veggies into a mixing bowl.

2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently cook the veggies until golden and slightly translucent.

3. Add the herbs, passata, tomato puree, salt & pepper.

4. Bring to the boil then simmer for 20 mins.

5. Serve with pasta, grated cheese and a crunchy side salad.

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