Hidden Veggie Spaghetti

Do your kids hate veggies? Because I know the kids I cook for do. At work, we are on the third kid, so the concerns are waning, especially because we have kept two alive this far. But sometimes, those potty training toddlers need some fiber….if you know what I mean. Furthermore, I hate eating veggies, so this is a great way to lie to myself as well.

Some knife skills are required for this recipe, or at the very least, a good food processor.

You will love this dish and appreciate all the added fiber.


  • 1 28 oz can of Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 6oz can of Tomato Paste
  • 2 to 3 T of Brown Sugar
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 3 C of Minced Kale, stems removed
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 Medium Sized Yellow Onion
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 T of Italian Seasoning or Oregano
  • 1 T Of Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil


  1. Be sure you mince your Kale very fine, just keep chopping through the kale leaves. I use about 4 leaves.
  2. Saute your onions, kale and carrots in olive oil until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the meat and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as you go.
  4. If you want to drain the meat , do so before adding the can of crushed tomato.
  5. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk the tomato paste with a little bit of water and the sugar.
  7. Add Salt and Pepper to the simmering sauce , then the oregano and garlic powder.
  8. Stir in the paste mixture, simmer for another 20 to 30 minutes.

Serve this sauce with your favorite pasta and enjoy the benefits of a high fiber dinner!