Hodge-Podge Spaghetti Sauce

This is a great way to recycle any vegetables that you have in your fridge!



  • 1/2 of a Tomato – diced
  • 1/2 of a small green bell pepper
    • Any color bell pepper will do
  • 1/4 of an Onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 packet of tomato sauce (340 g)
  • 2-3 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
  • Pre-shredded and steamed Chicken Breast
    • Prepare the chicken breast and shred it however you want.
    • Keep “recipe-ready” chicken in the fridge or freezer, using the microwave/stovetop to heat


Kitchen Needs:

  • Stovetop
  • Large Pot
  • Knife
  • Utensil to Stir

Side Note:

You can use any meat or vegetable that strikes your fancy. It all started as we were trying to use up the vegetables in our fridge and we had an extra beet.


Vegetable Preparation
Tomato, Green Pepper, Onion, Carrot, Beet
  1. Wash
  2. Dice
  3. Set aside
Chicken Preparation
    1. Steam frozen chicken breast
      • Place about 3 fingers of water in the pot, so it doesn’t burn.
      • Add Seasoning to Chicken Breast to Taste
        • Possible Combination: Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Chicken Seasoning Salt
          • Our Seasoning Salt Brand: Maggi Fondor
      • Add to stovetop, cover with lid, let sit on medium heat until cookedCheck it every five minutes, to see if it needs more water.
        • If it isn’t cooked all the way and is out of water, add more.
        • If it is cooked through and has too much water, drain water.
    2. Shred cooked chicken breastimg_0376
      • Place two forks on chicken breast, applying pressure pull them in opposite directions. Repeat until the chicken is in small stringy sections to your preference.
  1. Set aside
    • To speed up our every day cooking, we often have shredded chicken in the fridge or freezer, ready to be defrosted/heated for our meal needs.

Time to get SAUCYYY!

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the extra virgin olive oil.img_0732-2
    • Add the vegetables (but only half the beets) to the saucepan.
    • Sautee and stir occasionally
  2. Add tomato sauce to the mixture once the vegetables are cooked (softer).

    •  Stir occasionally as the sauce warms up.
  3. Add the rest of the beets, chicken, and sprinkle some oregano on the sauce.
  4. Mix the sauce together, let heat for a few minutes.
  5. Enjoy over noodles (we enjoy homemade egg noodles) or rice (we enjoy brown)!




Optional Sides

We paired the hodge podge sauce above with homemade egg noodles, peas, Fried Plantains, and a side salad with homemade mustard vinaigrette for dressing.