Eat Healthy, Grow Strong: Carrot Penne

There’s no need to hide vegetables in food. Instead try talking to the kids about how to incorporate veggies to make dishes healthy and tasty.

Carrots added to this pasta dish make it even heartier … and flavorful!

Ingredients:

2 tbs. olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

3 carrots, diced small

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

2 tbs. tomato paste

1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

2 tsp. oregano

2 tsp. basil

½ tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. ground black pepper

1 package penne pasta

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the onions, carrots and garlic until soft.

Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste and crushed tomatoes.

Stir in the oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes.

While the sauce is simmering, boil the pasta according to package directions. Drain — do not rinse — the pasta.

Toss the penne with the sauce and serve!






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