Grace absolutely adores spaghetti.
So much so – whenever I ask her what she wants for dinner I know nine times out of ten her answer will be ‘sketti mama’.
Harry has jumped on the spaghetti bandwagon too and loves slurping down long strands of pasta for dinner alongside his big sister.
Whilst they both love spaghetti smothered in our kale pesto…a simple red sauce is a lovely change they both adore.
And I love this red sauce because is the perfect vessel to smuggle a whole LOT a veggie goodness into.
In today’s spaghetti sauce I managed to sneak in an entire sweet potato, carrot AND zucchini.
We grated the veggies first, then fried them until soft in a little olive oil (with a little garlic, of course) before adding our passata.
Grace helped me grate all of the veggies and with lots of guidance stirred the simmering sauce whilst it bubbled away on the stove.
Once the sauce had thickened – we divided it into two portions and popped one serve into the freezer for another day.
Grace stirred our cooked spaghetti through her stealth veggie packed sauce with such pride and enthusiasm I don’t think our kitchen has ever been so messy – I’m still finding spots of red tomato sauce everywhere.
But seeing her little face as she planted the big bowl of spaghetti onto our dining room table for dinner made all the mess totally worth it.
She was so proud – oh my heart. Making memories is totally worth the mess if you ask me.
This recipe is super simple, great for fussy eaters and offers LOTS of opportunities for you to get your kids into the kitchen.
Grace and I had so much fun making this spaghetti together – we hope you do too.
To make your own stealth spaghetti simply…