Nutritional Sauce-Ups

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If getting your family to eat enough vegetables with their dinner is no small task, try sneaking them into one of these ready-made pasta sauces. This super-simple trick adds more antioxidants and vitamins to the already flavorful sauce. The best part? No one will notice the difference! (We promise.)

Pair each sauce-up with your family’s favorite Barilla pasta.


Veggie-Packed Marinara Sauce

The good news about sweet potatoes, bell peppers and carrots? Their colors and flavors blend right into Barilla Marinara sauce. Steam or roast 4 cups of these diced vegetables until very tender, and puree with the sauce until smooth.

Bell Pepper Tomato & Basil Sauce

Bell pepper strips add a nice zing to Barilla Tomato & Basil sauce. In a medium saucepan combine the sauce with 2 cups frozen bell pepper strips; warm over medium-low heat until peppers are tender. If your picky eaters don’t like chunky sauce, puree until smooth.

Spinach Basil Pesto

Pack some extra green into Barilla Rustic Basil Pesto. In a blender add 4 cups of baby spinach for every 2 cups of sauce; puree until very smooth.

Kale Mini Meatball Sauce

Hiding greens in meatballs is easy: In a food processor finely chop 2 cups loosely packed kale, and stir it into your favorite meatball recipe. After cooking the mini meatballs, keep them warm in a saucepan with a jar of Barilla Traditional Tomato Sauce until ready to serve.

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