Monday, February 25, 2013

Meatless Monday: vegie smuggling tomato spaghetti

Last week I made a humungo batch of this "homemade tinned spaghetti" from Vegie Smuggling

The sauce is a blend of tomato passata, pumpkin and tinned beans and is supposed to taste something like tinned spaghetti. We didn't have the recommended two cups of pumpkin so I used a cup of grated carrot and a cup of pumpkin. I was enthusiastic about the idea of disguising pumpkin and beans into a form that I thought E, the ultimate pasta addict, would enjoy.

I don't actually remember the last time I ate spaghetti from a tin and so can't comment on whether this is similar, but it turned out to be a very sweet, pastey tomato sauce. It was so sweet that neither D or I liked it much, even though I jazzed ours up with a big handful of fresh basil and oregano, and topped it with sauteed mushrooms.

Adult version with mushrooms and herbs.
Next time I would remove the toddler portion
and then add a bit of vinegar or something else acidic.
E, however? HOOVERED it. And that's a good thing, as I have another six ramekins worth in the freezer for her.

Toddler version about 5 minutes before it was demolished.

1 comment:

Veggie Mama said...

This is such a great idea! pity mine won't eat pasta, but she does like sauce. Have been meaning to make her a "sauce" to eat instead of the one from the bottle. And I love what you added to your portion! I would throw in some olives too, I gotsta have it salty :)

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