This is a great way to load up on good-for-you veggies, in a pasta sauce the whole family will love…use any veggies you like… we’ve suggested some of our favorites. When served with whole-wheat pasta, you have a supercharged, healthy meal that tastes great too!!
Finely chop all vegeTABLEs and set aside. Place canned tomatoes (undrained) in a bowl and crush with hands.
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add garlic, sweet onion and bell pepper. Sauté over medium-high heat for approximately 5 minutes, or until onion and pepper are soft.
Add carrot, zucchini and sauté for an additional 5 minutes until carrots are soft. Stir in tomato paste and cook 2 minutes. Add spinach and sauté until wilted.
Add crushed tomatoes, herbs, anchovy paste, salt and pepper. Simmer for 20-30 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.
Before serving, add 1/2 cup of the pasta water and simmer for 5 minutes.
To serve, toss with cooked, drained pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese.With a spring-loaded chopper, this is a great meal to get the kids involved in helping prepare. At a minimum, let them get involved by crushing the tomatoes with their hands!!