Fresh tomato and capsicum pasta sauce

Forget pre-made sauces, making your own is simple and healthier. Here's a recipe for a tomato and capsicum pasta sauce. It's quick to make and is packed full of vegetables.

Tomato and capsicum pasta sauce
SERVES8
TIME TO MAKE30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPEDinner
TIME TO MAKE30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPEDinner

Method

  1. Heat oil in a heavy-based saucepan
  2. Add onion and cook until transparent
  3. Add tomatoes and capsicums, and simmer for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add tomato sauce, and pepper
  5. Add a little water if sauce is too thick and bring to the boil, reduce heat and cook for a further 4-6 minutes until steaming hot
  6. Use a stick blender to blend until smooth
  7. Serve over the cooked wholemeal pasta*.

Tip

  • This recipe makes 8 portions for small children.  For adults it will make approximately 4 portions.
  • 1 tbsp
    oil
  • onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cups
    tomatoes, chopped
  • capsicum, chopped
  • ¼  cup
    tomato sauce
  • ¼  tsp
    ground pepper
  • 1-2 cups
    water (optional)
Per
  • Energy
    195kJ
  • Total Fat
    2.0g
  • Saturated Fat
    0.2g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    7.8g
  • Sugars
    5.5g
  • Dietary Fibre
    1.3g
  • Protein
    0.9g
  • Sodium
    108mg