Veggie Pasta Sauce is a great way to get even the pickiest of eaters to eat their veggies! This recipe is made with gluten-free ingredients and packed full of nutrition, while still tasting like a delicious homemade tomato sauce. Add in a dose of ChildLife Essentials® Echinacea for a nourishing boost. Grab your veggies and let’s add a bit of healthy into your next meal!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 servings ChildLife Essentials® Echinacea 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 24 oz marinara sauce 
  • ½ tsp oregano, dried
  • ½ tsp basil, dried
  • salt and pepper to taste

Recipe

  1. Heat your saucepan to medium heat and add olive oil.
  2. Cook the chopped onion for 1-2 minutes. Then, add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the sliced carrots. Stir and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped zucchini with salt (to help release moisture).
  5. Add celery, pepper, dried oregano and basil; stir until combined.
  6. Add marinara sauce and ChildLife Essentials® Echinacea and cook veggies until soft.
  7. Add all veggies to a blender and blend until creamy.

Tip: This sauce is great over pasta or topping pizzas. It can also be used as a tomato sauce substitute in most recipes.

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