Quick, Sneaky Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

In a perfect world dinner would appear magically on the table, with little effort on our part and our families would eat what was placed in front of them with enthusiasm.  Then the mess would simply disappear and we could get on with our lives.  Unfortunately, we do not live in such a world.  We are busy and there is little time for planning, food prep, cooking or clean up and we all know how difficult it can be to get kids to eat veggies when they show up on their plates.   

One of my favourite meals to prepare in a hurry is spaghetti with meat sauce.  You can hide all kinds of veggies in spaghetti sauce!  This is a loose recipe, add what you like and subtract what you don't. 

Quick Veggie Pasta Sauce

Sneaky Spaghetti Sauce

  • 1 750 ml (ish) jar of your favourite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 large mild onion, chopped finely
  • 1 green pepper, chopped finely
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped finely
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 to 2 cups mushrooms, chopped finely 
  • 1 lb chorizo sausage, removed from casing

Scramble-fry the sausage, breaking it into small pieces, saute all finely chopped vegetables.  Once the vegetables are tender add the spaghetti sauce and simmer for as long as you have... be it 10 minutes or an hour.

Serve over pasta of your choice: whole wheat, gluten-free, spaghetti squash, etc.  

Shared on the Wednesday Blog Hop at frugallysustainable.com