Wholemeal Pasta with Tomato sauce for fussy toddlers

  • Author: Stacey Roberts | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Italian


Handmade wholemeal pasta and tomato sauce with hidden veggies for fussy toddlers.



  • 500g plain flour (a mix of wholemeal and white)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Small carrot, grated
  • 1/2 Small red capsicum
  • 1/2 Small onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Mix the flour, salt, olive oil, eggs and milk until it forms a dough (you may need to add some extra water or to make it come together for a smoother dough – wholemeal sucks up a lot of fluid!).
  2. Knead 10 minutes until dough is springy and elastic, then let rest. I usually leave at least an hour.
  3. Break into pieces and feed them through your pasta machine, on successively thinner settings until you’re satisfied (I usually go to at least 3).Then feed through the spaghetti attachment.
  4. In a small pot, add tomatoes, carrot, capsicum, onion, garlic and a splash of olive oil, if you like, and heat until the veggies are soft.
  5. Blend in a blender or food processor until pureed.
  6. Meanwhile, heat a big pot of boiling water and a pinch of salt.
  7. Cook spaghetti 3 minutes or until soft.
  8. Mix all together and serve with extra cheese.