Recipe: Secret Veggie Pasta Bake


This cheesy, hidden vegetable pasta bake is perfect for someone wanting to increase their veggie intake. It's so tasty and simple to make if you have a big family and lots of hungry mouths to feed. Get your 5 a day in secretly.


  • 1 red onion, peeled
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 aubergine
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 red pepper, core removed
  • 1 yellow pepper, core removed
  • 1 glug olive oil
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 squeeze honey
  • 325 g sweetcorn, drained
  • 350 g penne pasta
  • 1 handful grated cheddar
Preheat the Oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Boil the Water

Step 2

Boil The Water

Heat up a large pan of slightly salted water until it boils.

Dice & Fry Off the Veggies

Step 3

Dice & Fry Off The Veggies

Dice the red onion, crush the garlic and roughly dice the aubergine, courgette and the peppers. Put all the vegetables and garlic in a medium hot pan with the oil and fry for a few minutes.

Simmer the Sauce

Step 4

Simmer The Sauce

Add the chopped tomatoes, basil, honey and seasoning and simmer for 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft and cooked.

Cook Pasta & Blitz Sauce

Step 5

Cook Pasta & Blitz Sauce

Dump the pasta in hot boiling water and boil until the pasta is just cooked, then drain. Blitz the tomato and vegetable sauce with a hand blender until smooth.

Blitz Sauce and Mix

Step 6

Blitz Sauce And Mix

Mix the sauce with the pasta, sweetcorn and tip into an ovenproof dish before sprinkling with cheese.

Bake and Serve

Step 7

Bake And Serve

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until it is hot and crispy on top. Serves 4.



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Made it the other night and it was amazing! Thanks guys!


I tried out Sorted's "Secret Veggie Pasta Bake"! It was delicious!


Pasta mixed with lightly wilted spinach and steamed artichoke, with lots of cream cheese, some egg and seasoning, topped with mozzarella and baked.


Tried the recipe tonight & it was a hit! :D thank you SORTEDfood!

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