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Daniel Tiger’s Veggie Spaghetti

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Yield: 5 1x


Don’t be afraid of the maple syrup. You might not need it if your tomatoes aren’t too acidic. Pure maple syrup won’t add a strong maple flavor. It’s just a little sweetness to balance out the acidity and only if you need it.



For the sauce:

  • 3/4c diced carrots
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (8oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5oz) petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2c water
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 tsp pure maple syrup (if you need it)
  • olive oil
  • Optional: 2-4 Fresh basil leaves, minced


  1. In a medium saute pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add carrots and bell pepper. Saute vegetables on medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onion powder, and garlic powder. Taste and add salt, pepper, or maple syrup as desired. Simmer sauce together 5-10 minutes over low heat. Stir in basil, if desired.
  2. Serve over pasta (12oz) or with poached eggs and toast dippers.