Saturday, October 8, 2016

How to Hide Zucchini in your Pasta


Pasta has always been a favorite family dinner of mine. I have great memories of my mom preparing homemade pasta sauce. What I did not know for a long time as a kid was that my mom snuck in tons of vegetables into her sauce.  She added onions, carrots, celery and more. Now that I have kids of my own I make my very own version of "homemade" pasta sauce, but I add in zucchini.  The kids have no idea that I have added an extra vegetable to dinner, it's not sitting in a pile on their plate so out of sight out of mind.  Here is how I easily add zucchini into our pasta. I must add that we also use Barilla Gluten Free Pasta  due to my sons food allergies.

Pasta with Zucchini
Step 1: Clean your zucchini and chop on end off. Use a grater and grate your zucchini over a kitchen towel. Once the zucchini is completely grated, squeeze out the excess water over your sink.


 Step 2: Put grated zucchini in a pot and add your sauce.  Cook on medium low for about 10 minutes.


Step 3: Add in your noodles, eat, and enjoy


My kids really enjoy this dinner and have never noticed the added zucchini. If for some reason you have a child that does notice the zucchini, switch to the smaller holes on your grater and see if you can sneak it in that way.  Good luck and happy veggie eating!

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