Carrot Pasta Sauce


After being in blogging circles for a few years now, I notice that people are always trying to transform things to make them different, interesting and fantastic!  I often wonder if all the ideas have been thought of.  Remember when Pinterest was brand new?  How overwhelming was that?  You hopped on Pinterest and 1000 fantastic ideas popped up on your screen!

It is actually pretty amazing the new recipes people are continuously developing!

After making baby food for my son last year I learned how to make all sorts of different puree.  Also, I was able to experiment with mixing different fruits and vegetables together to my son would eat them.

Getting my son to eat his vegetables can be a challenge.  I don’t think that it is the taste of the vegetables he doesn’t like, but the constancy.  I decided to transform carrots into a pasta sauce I thought he would enjoy.  And he did enjoy this dish immensely.

I have never prepared carrots other than cutting them into carrot sticks or baking them with a bit of brown sugar.  But like many of the bloggers who contribute to the fantastic ideas you all see on Pinterest, I decided to make them into something fantastic!  A Carrot Garlic Pasta Sauce.  A great way to switch up dinner.

Carrot-Garlic Pasta Sauce 

Ingredients: 1 lb of Carrots, 1 clove of garlic, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of Marscapone cheese, salt and pepper to taste. 

1) Peel and Cut carrots and the clove of garlic. 

2) boil the carrots and garlic in water until the mixture is soft. 

3) Puree the mixture in your food processor.  Add milk, Marscapone Cheese, salt and pepper. 

4) Serve over pasta.  Add some Parmesan cheese! 

This recipe is simple and delicious.  Don’t you think that the simplest recipes can turn out to be the best ones?  This would work for a quick weeknight meal.  I usually keep a bag of carrots in my fridge, just incase I need a carrot for a salad.

My mixture actually turned out BRIGHT orange!  What a fun way to throw your child for a loop.  Bright orange pasta sauce!  Remember that purple ketchup they used to make? ( gross).  For some reason I thought of purple ketchup when I served this orange pasta to my 17 month old.

Carrots can taste very mild.  I am glad I added garlic to this sauce.  It was actually fabulous!  I was not expecting it to be that great!  What to switch up your carrot pasta sauce recipe a bit?  Try adding an onion or a parsnip.  This turned out garlic-ee and sweet.  ( carrots are very sweet naturally) I use them as a sweetener when I make my homemade red sauce.


 

6 Comments

  1. Such a great idea! My son is 19 months and getting very picky with what he eats lately too. I try to do the same thing and hide veggies in his food. I think this would also be good with butternut squash. Thanks for the idea!

     
  2. What a great idea! I would of never thought about incorporating vegetables like this before. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Lil Luna 🙂

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  3. What a beautiful sauce with such great flavor. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

     
  4. So interesting! Can’t wait to try it!

     
  5. Awesome! On renal diet …. no salt limited phosphorus & tomatoes …. Thanks!

     

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