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7-veg tomato sauce

7-veg tomato sauce

Packed with hidden goodness

Packed with hidden goodness

Makes 2 - 3 litres

Cooks In1 hour

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 32 2%

  • Fat 1g 1%

  • Saturates 0.1g 1%

  • Sugars 3.6g 4%

  • Salt 0.1g 2%

  • Protein 1.3g 3%

  • Carbs 4.8g 2%

  • Fibre 1g -

Of an adult's reference intake


  • 2 small onions
  • 2 small leeks
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 courgettes
  • 2 red peppers
  • ½ a butternut squash , (600g)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 x 400 g tins of plum tomatoes

recipe adapted from

Super Food Family Classics

By Jamie Oliver


  1. Start with your veg prep – you can either do this by hand (which is a great way to practise your knife skills) or, in batches, rattle it all through a food processor.
  2. Peel the onions, wash and trim the leeks, celery, carrots and courgettes, deseed the peppers and squash (there’s no need to peel it), then finely chop it all. Peel the garlic and finely chop by hand.
  3. Put a super-large pan on a medium heat with 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the garlic and oregano, fry for 1 minute, then add all the prepped veg.
  4. Cook with the lid on for 25 minutes, or until the veg are soft but not coloured, stirring regularly.
  5. Pour in the tinned tomatoes, breaking them up with a wooden spoon, then just under half-fill each tin with water, swirl around and pour into the pan.
  6. Simmer for 25 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced. Leave to cool a little, then blitz until smooth, taste, and season to perfection.


You can also make this sauce by roasting the veg for maximum flavour. Just toss your prepped veggies with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper in a large, sturdy tray, and roast in the oven at 200°C/400°F/gas 6 for about 1 hour, or until soft and caramelised. Once done, transfer the tray to a medium heat on the hob, pour in the tinned tomatoes, half-fill each tin with water, swirl and pour into the tray, then simmer as above. You can keep it chunky, mashing it with a potato masher, or blitz it until smooth in a blender or with a hand blender. Finish by seasoning to perfection with salt, pepper and a little red wine vinegar.

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