Immune Boosting Pasta Sauce
Serves: Enough sauce for 8-10 individual portions of pasta
  • ½ butternut squash
  • 1 red pepper
  • 400-500g tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp chipotle (this is optional but does help to give a depth of flavour)
  • 300ml water
  1. Start by heating a little oil in a saucepan (or wok). When warm, add your chopped onions.
  2. Allow to soften gently. When soft and translucent, add the garlic and cook for a minute.
  3. Then add everything else and give them all a good mix around.
  4. Allow it all to cook for a few minutes and then add the water and cover with a lid and leave to cook at a simmer for 20 minutes until everything is softened and cooked through.
  5. Blitz with a hand blender until at the consistency you are happy with. (I like mine a bit lumpy.) Season to taste.
I make one quantity and freeze the rest into silicone muffin tins that can be used as portions for another day.
Recipe by Cooking Them Healthy at