This winter vegetable sauce can be made anytime for a quick delicious meal, or side dish, in less than 30 minutes. I love that this recipe’s ingredients are usually always in my pantry and available when the craving hits. I serve over a whole grain pasta but it can also be served with couscous, kamut, farro, or other whole grains that can stand up to a hearty sauce. Make it soon, you will be hooked. Enjoy!
Olive oil of sautéing vegetables
2 carrots diced
1 onion chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
2 cans good quality diced tomatoes (can use plum tomatoes and cut up in can before using)
crushed red pepper to taste
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 box frozen spinach or 4 cups fresh spinach
3/4 cup 1/2 and 1/2
salt to taste if using low sodium tomatoes
Saute carrots, onion, and garlic on medium heat in 3 Tablespoons olive oil until soft, approximately 7-10 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, spinach, red pepper and oregano and simmer on low for 20 minutes until flavors have developed. Add 1/2 and 1/2 and serve warm sauce immediately over pasta of your choice. Top with fresh grated parmesan.