Pasta with Carrot Marinara Sauce

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Main Ingredient: Pasta
Menu Part: Entree
Cuisine Type: Italian
Serves: 16 servings

Add a little stealth health to classic pasta with marinara with this recipe, which infuses the sauce with puréed baby carrots. This recipe also features diced onion, fresh basil and chopped garlic.


4 oz. olive oil blend
12 oz. diced onion
1⁄2 lb. puréed baby carrots  
1⁄2 oz. chopped garlic
31⁄2 lb. diced tomato in purée
1⁄2 oz. chiffonade fresh basil
Black pepper
16 portions cooked pasta


1. Heat oil, and sauté onions and carrots until soft.

2. Add garlic, and sauté until caramelized, about 5 minutes.

3. Add tomatoes and basil, reduce to a simmer and cook about 35 minutes. Season to taste with pepper and serve with heated pasta.

Recipe by The University of New Hampshire, Durham