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Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta: Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead.

Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta

Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead. So much sneaky nutrition in this one-pot wonder!

Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
Prep: 20 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 8 cups (or 2 cartons) organic chicken broth
  • 1 (28 ounce) can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 ounces of whole wheat pasta, like rotini, elbows or broken up lasagna noodles
  • Optional: shredded Parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese

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Instructions

  1. Stir together all ingredients EXCEPT the pasta in a large pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally for 10-15 minutes, or until carrots and onions are softened and sauce has reduced some. Remove the bay leaf.
  2. Using an immersion blender or carefully spooning mixture into blender, blend sauce until smooth. Note: Be sure to fit lid tightly and hold down with a kitchen towel, if using an upright blender.) Return sauce to the pot. Taste and season and add more salt and pepper, as needed.
  3. Bring sauce up to a simmer again. Stir in the pasta. Simmer and stir occasionally until pasta is tender, usually about 8-10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning again.
  4. Serve warm in a bowl with shredded Parmesan or mozzarella on top.
© Author: Thriving Home
Cuisine: American Method: Stove top