Veggie Pasta Sauce

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When my kids won’t eat veggies (which is always), I love to make this no cook pasta sauce because it has 2 veggies pureed right in! It is so yummy and easy to make. The sauce literally takes about 1 minute to make. No chopping or cooking required. You and your toddler are going to love this!

If you’re like me and constantly searching for ways to sneak in some extra veggies into your little one’s diet, this recipe is your secret weapon. Made with cherry tomatoes, cream cheese, spinach, and a hint of garlic, this pasta sauce is not only incredibly tasty but also packed with essential nutrients.

It is very important to still serve veggies plain so your toddler learns to like them, but there is nothing wrong with adding in nutrients into their food while they are learning to like it! Let’s dive into why this pasta sauce is fantastic, how to make it, and the best ways to store it for your convenience.

Why Veggie Pasta Sauce Is Great for Toddlers: Veggie Pasta Sauce offers numerous benefits for your toddler’s health and well-being:

  1. Hidden Veggies: This sauce is a great way to incorporate vegetables into your child’s diet. The cherry tomatoes and spinach are blended seamlessly into a creamy sauce, making it nearly impossible for your little one to detect their presence.
  2. Creamy Texture: Cream cheese adds a yummy creaminess to the sauce! The texture is perfect for toddlers who may be picky about chunky or lumpy sauces.
  3. Flavorful Twist: A pinch of garlic powder provides a mild yet savory flavor that complements the sweetness of the cherry tomatoes and adds depth to the sauce.

How to Make Creamy Veggie Pasta Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • A handful of spinach
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Pasta of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Start by washing the cherry tomatoes and spinach thoroughly.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine the cherry tomatoes, cream cheese, spinach, and garlic powder.
  3. Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender to ensure everything is well incorporated.
  4. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if necessary. You can add a bit more garlic powder or a pinch of salt and pepper to suit your toddler’s preferences.
  5. Cook your preferred pasta according to the package instructions, and then drain it.
  6. Mix the creamy veggie pasta sauce with the cooked pasta until it’s evenly coated.
  7. Serve the pasta immediately, garnished with a sprinkle of grated cheese if you want!

Storage: This creamy veggie pasta sauce is perfect for busy moms looking for meal prep options. Here’s how you can store it:

  • Refrigeration: Place any leftover sauce in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freezing: If you want to make a larger batch, you can freeze the sauce in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator before reheating.
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5 from 2 votes

Veggie Pasta Sauce

Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 handful spinach , about 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups pasta noodles

Instructions 

  • Cook pasta according to package.
  • While the pasta is cooking, blend cherry tomatoes, cream cheese, spinach, and garlic powder together in a blender until completely smooth.
  • Pour pasta sauce over the pasta and stir together. Top with parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 40kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 37mg, Potassium: 208mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1147IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love the fact that you have recipes on deck for people like me who need them. I’m a new mom and I’m trying my best