“They’ll Never Know It’s Good For Them” Pizza Sauce

Is meal time more drama than dinner?

Has cooking become more of a covert mission?

SABS contributor Kelley Edwards gives us her pizza sauce recipe that operates on the "stealth-health" principle.

Many times over the years, friends with children have lamented about how hard it is for them to get their kids to eat certain foods- vegetables in particular.

Since almost everyone loves pizza, I would make this sauce for our pizza parties.

That way, the kids are getting veggies they don't even know they're getting. And if they put on their own toppings, then they're more likely to eat it all.

Also, this sauce is versatile and can also double as a pasta sauce. KE

1 can of diced tomatoes
1 cup of finely cut-up carrots
1/2 cup of spinach
3 cloves of garlic
1 red pepper
1 onion, chopped fine
1 can of tomato paste
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp oregano (dried or fresh)
1 tsp basil (dried or fresh)


In a large saucepan add all the vegetables and cook on medium high heat until it starts to bubble. Stir as necessary.

Add brown sugar to the tomato paste (which takes the tartness down a bit) and add to the sauce.

Lower the heat and let simmer, stirring as necessary, for about thirty minutes more.

Let cool, then puree mixture in a food processor to make it smooth.


This sauce freezes well, so you can separate it into small freezer bags to have on hand for your own pizza nights.

Or keep a jar in the fridge for a quick after school snack of mini pizza's made on whole wheat English muffins.

It is also nice to  give as gifts. Busy parents will appreciate it!


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