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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

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead.


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, roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrot, roughly 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

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients EXCEPT pasta in large pot. Simmer and stir occasionally on the stove top for 10 minutes, or until carrots and onions are softened.
  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.
  3. Bring sauce up to a simmer again. Add in pasta. Simmer and stir occasionally until pasta is tender, usually about 8-10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  4. Serve warm in a bowl with shredded Parmesan or mozzarella on top.