I think people assume that being a vegetarian is pretty boring and that meals revolve around pasta. Okay so this dish is pasta all on it's Jack Jones, but my god is it tasty and (almost) semi-nutritious. Great for cosy Sunday evenings if you don't fancy whipping together a full roast. I am in no way a food connoisseur and don't fantasise about cooking another meal but love when I stumble across a recipe that tantalises the taste buds.
- 1 large onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 5/6 sundried tomatoes
- 1 tbsp of paprika
- Handful of fresh basil
- Olive oil
- 1 can of chopped tomatoes
- Spaghetti (or any pasta of your choosing)
- Salt and pepper
- Hard italian cheese
- Garlic bread (optional)
- Chop all ingredients in preparation and boil kettle.
- Pour a decent amount of olive oil into a pan and heat on medium.
- Fry onion for 5 minutes. then add sundried tomato and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Add garlic and cook for another minute before coating ingredients in paprika.
- Pour full tin of chopped tomatoes into pan and heat until bubbling. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
- While the sauce is simmering, put on pasta and boil until al dente. See instructions on packaging for exact times.
- Once sauce has cooked for 10 minutes, stir through fresh basil and a pinch of salt and pepper then puree ingredients in a food processor or blender.
- Drain water off pasta and add sauce.
- Dish up, top with hard Italian cheese and a few basil leaves.
- DIG IN!
What are your favourite family recipes?