Homemade Pasta Sauce and Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

A regular meal around here is homemade pasta sauce on whole wheat pasta with roasted veggies on the side.  It is really simple and cheap!  Here is how I make it!

For the pasta sauce:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder (or use minced garlic… sometimes I do this)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 can tomato paste
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 box of whole wheat pasta (pictured here is penne, but I used rotini for the final picture)
  • 1 zucchini and 1 yellow squash (not pictured)
  • 2 broccoli crowns and 1 head of cauliflower (not pictured)

First, cube zucchini and squash.  Sauté in a little bit of olive oil with some salt and pepper.

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While the squash is sautéing, brown the beef.

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Drain meat, return to pan.  Dump all of the remaining ingredients into the pan.  Stir and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

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Cut broccoli and cauliflower.

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Toss in olive oil, salt, pepper, and some garlic powder.

Spread on pan and bake on 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

While this is roasting, cook your pasta.

Serve and enjoy!

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