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Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognaise…Hidden Veggies!!!

Nearly every mum says to me it’s soo hard to get their kids to eat their veggies…so here’s a veggie spag bog your kidlets will love. 

Photo by Alexandr Podvalny on Unsplash

Psstt….don’t even tell them it’s any different!!


  • 800g tinned tomatoes, chopped
  • 4-5 mushrooms
  • 1C broccoli florets
  • 1/2 red capsicum
  • 1 can Chickpeas, drained (swap for kidney beans if you prefer)
  • 1/2C red wine (or water if prefer)
  • 2Tbsp sundried tomatoes in oil, sliced
  • 1-2tsp garlic, chopped
  • 2Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2Tbsp finely chopped herbs (basil or parsley)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Serve with Fetticine of choice (GF or wholemeal)  or zoonoodles (zucchini noodles)!


  1. In large saucepan over medium heat add all ingredients except the pasta. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 30-40mins (or add it all to a slow cooker for the day or night).
  2. Remove from heat & discard the bay leaf. Use a stick blender to whizz up the sauce till the texture suits your family.
  3. Taste & season to families taste. Serve with pasta of choice…& maybe some grated cheese if you like?!

Serves x2 adults & 2-3 kids

From the “Vegie Smugglers 2”, by Wendy Blume

Tip: You can really use any veggies you like – get creative! Also, this is a great recipe to make up the sauce & then freeze in portions to suit your family….just serve with fresh pasta.

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