Roast Vegetable Sauce


This is a great sauce for pasta or to pour over a pie, veggie burger or veggie sausages. I am sure it would be a great sauce for a lot of dishes that I just can't think of at the moment.

It's a great way to get lots of vegetables into your children and it is so, so tasty, you will start making it for yourself too.

I quite like to make mini lasagnes for my toddler with this sauce too. I layer it between ½ sheets of lasagne in a little ovenproof dish (I like to boil my lasagne for a few mintues to soften it slightly before layering it up, as these baby lasagnes don't take long to cook) and top with a cheesy sauce and some grated mozzarella. Cooper loves this dish and I usually serve it with some lightly smashed and buttered vegetables.



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Roast Vegetable Sauce for Pasta
This is a lovely rich sauce to stir into pasta or serve alongside a dish. A great way of getting lots of veg into your little and big ones. This sauce also freezes really well, so it is a great standby to have in the freezer.
Ingredients
  • 1 punnet baby plum tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 aubergine (eggplant), cut lengthwise, sliced and diced
  • 1 red peppers, quartered, de-seeded and cut into quarters
  • 1 red onions, peeled and cut into quarters
  • ½ butternut squash, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, leave in skin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • a few large basil leaves, finely chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • a good pinch of sugar
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 220c/200c fan/425f/gas 7.2. Throw the baby tomatoes, aubergine, red pepper, onion, garlic and butternut squash into a roasting pan along with the olive oil. Toss to coat. Roast for 30 minutes until starting to brown at the edges. Stir well, half way through the cooking time.3. Pop the garlic out of the skin. Discard the skin then blend up the garlic with the other vegetables until smooth.4. Pour your blended vegetables into a large pan, along with the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, lemon juice and a good pinch of sugar.5. Warm through for 10 to 15 minutes. Add the basil leaves and black pepper to season.
Notes: If you are making this sauce for a weaning baby do not add salt, however if this is for older children and adults, you may add salt.


This sauce can be introduced into a baby's diet from around 7-8 months old. Serve it with some baby pasta to start introducing a bit of texture into baby's diet.
Details
Total time: Yield: 1 batch




6 comments:

  1. Lucky baby! The sauce sounds delicious!

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  2. Thanks very much for this recipe, will have to try it out some day soon.

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  3. has anyone tried this? do you know if it would be suitable to use as a pizza base sauce? thanks :)

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  4. Hi Hannah, it is thick enough to use as a pizza sauce and would be really tasty, what a great idea!

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