Hidden Veggie Saucy Pasta

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What's more nostalgic than a bowl of pasta with sauce?! This one even has hidden veggies for extra nutrition!

Very easy

9 minutes

Prep time

15 minutes

Cook time

428 cal.

Per serving


Blender, Immersion blender, Pot (large), Frying pan, Food processor, Knife


Carrots (fresh)

Step 1

Peel & dice the carrots.


Step 2

Rinse & dice the zucchini.

Bell pepper (assorted)

Step 3

Wash the bell pepper & cut around the seeds. Dice the pepper.

Yellow onion

Step 4

Peel & dice the onion.

Olive oil
Oregano (dried)

Step 5

Heat a drizzle of oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add all the veggies with a pinch of salt. Stir & cover the pan to allow the veggies to steam for about 3-4 min until slightly softened. Uncover & add oregano. We love garlic powder here too! Stir & cook for 2-3 more min.

Tomatoes (canned, crushed)

Step 6

Add the crushed tomatoes & stir it all together. Simmer for 5 more min the remove from the heat. As it simmers, boil a pot of water.

Pasta (rigatoni)

Step 7

Season the boiling water with salt. Add the pasta & cook according to package instructions.

Step 8

As the pasta cooks, add all the veggies to a food processor or blender & purée until smooth. Add a ladle of the pasta cooking water to thin it out if needed.

Step 9

Drain the pasta & add it back to the pot. Stir in the veggie sauce. If you have any parmesan cheese at home, grate that in along with some red pepper flakes for a nice kick! Serve & enjoy!

Recipe tip

Add in your favorite seasonal vegetables or additional spices to change up the flavor!

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy428 cal.
Fat9 g
Carbohydrates71 g
Protein13 g
Fiber7 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Hidden Veggie Saucy Pasta" contains 428 Energy, 9 g of Fat, 71 g of Carbohydrates, 13 g of Protein, 7 g of Fiber.

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Hidden Veggie Saucy Pasta