I grew up saying Spag Bog? Hubby says Spag Bol!…not really sure why? What did you say.. Bol or Bog?

Either way…you just can’t beat the ease and enjoyment of a home cooked pasta sauce…from plain old mince and tomatoes, to a pot chocka block full of ‘hidden’ vegetables.  Super easy to prepare and freeze before you go away and even better on chilly nights.

We often hide veggies in ours.  Sometimes when we are away, meal times lack some nutritional value…a sausage in bread might be all we can get into our girls after busy days of fun and adventure.  So smashing in some veggies into a pasta sauce and creating a hearty meal makes us feel like better parents…lol…

Vegetables that are easy to hide:

  • Pumpkin – this is our favourite, cooked well and mashed through you can not see it, and it creates a lovely thickness to our sauce that our kids love…
  • Zucchini – another good one that will ‘disintegrate’ into the sauce…
  • Squash – same as above
  • Cabbage – Yes, a very odd addition.  I tried this one night when I didn’t have any of the above in the fridge and chipped it really finely and VOILÀ…winner!
  • Carrot – grated will do the trick…if the kids love carrot, like outs, we just dice it…
  • Broccoli & Cauliflower – not your traditional hidden veggies, but chopped and cooked up they thicken the sauce as well…
  • Peas, Corn, Capsicum & Onion… YUMMO….

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