Serving: 15

This as a real super simple supper, cook on the day straight kind of dish, the vegetables are up to you use what ever you have. If you have a batch of pesto pre made all the better, you can even precook the pasta. 

Creme Brulee


2Ib                         Dried Pasta, your choice

3                            Red onion

3                            Courgette

8oz                       Mushrooms

2                            Red pepper

2                            Aubergine

3oz                        Tomato puree

3 cans                    Chopped tomatoes

1 tsp                       Dried oregano

14oz                      Pesto (pesto recipe is in the app)

4oz                       Parmesan

2 fl oz                    Olive oil

                             Salt and sugar for seasoning


  1. First job is to get the pasta cooked, in a large pan fill with hot water a good pinch of salt and get it on the heat.
  2. Once boiling add a little oil and then your pasta, set a timer using the instructions on the packet. When using spaghetti, I actually overcook it as I find the sauce sticks better and it eats much better, give it a go you will be surprized.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, drain through a colander pop the pasta back in the pot place the empty colander on top of the pot and place the whole lot under a running tap.
  4. When completely cooled, drain back through the colander allow to drip for a few minutes then pour quality oil over the top. Pasta can be precooked and stored in the fridge for a day.
  5. Start preparing your vegetables, keeping your garlic separate.
  6. The real secret to real flavour in this simple dish is to cook the vegetables first in a hot pan. I would probably cook them one at a time giving them plenty of colour. When you cook like this you are removing lots of the water from the vegetables and enhancing the flavour of the vegetables.
  7. Once all your vegetables have been colored get them all back into the same pan, add your dried herbs, chopped garlic and cook for a few seconds.
  8. Add the tin of chopped tomatoes and combine.
  9. Reheat your pasta buy placing into a pan of boiling water for a couple of minutes.
  10. Add the hot pasta to the vegetables, with a tbsp of pesto and mix.


The pesto can be store bought, try and get a bright green one.

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