Family Friendly Ragu


1 Carrot, cut into strips
2 Peppers, cut into strips
1 Large Courgette, cut into strips
1 Clove of Garlic, peeled and crushed
2 Cans of chopped tomatoes
1 Tablespoon of Tomato Purée
2 teaspoons Mixed Herbs (fresh - finally chopped - if you have them)
½ bunch of basil


1. Fry the chopped onion and garlic with a little oil in a pan

2. Cut all the veg into strips (as opposed to cubes)

3. Add to the pan, with the mixed herbs, stirring gently for a couple of minutes

4. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Let it simmer for at least 15 minutes (or until the vegetables are soft).

5. Add in a handful of freshly chopped basil

Serving Suggestion

Serve with Penne, or a longer thicker pasta which will allow your baby a better grip

Options for you:

Fry off some cubed chorizo, sprinkle on the top and serve with rice

Put the hot ragu into an overproof dish, sprinkle fried chorizo on the top, create a ‘well’ and drop in a raw egg, put under a hot grill for 3-5 minutes (until cooked). Serve with chopped coriander, a sprinkle of chilli and a dollop of crème fraiche