OshNosh: “Shhhhhh! He’ll Never Know” Pasta Sauce

This is a really simple pasta sauce that Osh loves – simple, basic ingredients but lots of goodness in there that he doesn’t even notice!  Shhhhh!  Don’t tell him!


  • 2 x cans chopped plum tomatoes.
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed.
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped.
  • Handful of sweetcorn (already steamed)
  • Handful of spinach
  • Handful of white seedless grapes
  • 2 x carrots (grated/sliced)
  • 2 tbsp. Violife creamy
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Black pepper to taste.


  1. Melt the coconut oil over a medium heat and then gently fry onion until soft and starting to brown.  Add garlic and carrots and allow to soften for a couple of minutes.
  2. Remove from pan, place into blender with tomatoes, sweetcorn, spinach & grapes and blitz until smooth.  ( I aim for no trace of green bits as Osh can detect them at 100 paces!)
  3. Return mixture to pan, add black pepper and allow to simmer on medium heat.
  4. Stir in Violife Creamy until it melts, for a creamier sauce.
  5. Serve with cooked free-from pasta, or if preparing in advance for school lunches, allow to cool and portion into separate servings.  I allow 1 ladle-full of sauce per lunch serving, which means the mixture can stretch to approx. 8 portions, which I then freeze.

You could also add some chopped bacon or red pepper to produce a variation on this sauce.  



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