Thursday, 11 July 2013

Amazing speedy one pot pasta dinner (slimming world friendly )

Always in the search for quick and easy recipes I came across this one on the blog 'Apron Strings' (http://www.apronstringsblog.com/one-pot-wonder-tomato-basil-pasta-recipe/)

I thought it would be brilliant to adapt to make it Slimming World friendly , I made it this morning and am very impressed its really tasty, only took 10 minutes to make and is syn free (whoop! whoop!)

I am looking forward to making variations of this too adding maybe ham or mushrooms or cooked chicken maybe. The fact you cook the pasta in vegetable stock and tomatoes in the pan makes the sauce really thick and tasty. I added some spare cherry tomatoes I had lying around but the recipe I've given is just the basic one.

The recipe makes a big pot of it so think it would easily serve four hungry people wish I'd known this when had three hungry teenagers to feed as its very economical too!

Amazing speedy one pot pasta

1 packet linguine (500g) break into half lengths
1 can chopped tomatoes
4 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 large onion (sliced)
1/2 tsp chili flakes (if liked)
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
2 pints vegetable stock
salt and pepper

Take a LARGE saucepan (a pressure cooker base would be good). Place all the ingredients apart from the salt and pepper into the pot and stir very well together cover with a lid and bring to the boil.

Simmer for 10 minutes still covered but stir well every 2 minutes to stop the pasta sticking to the bottom of the pot.

After 10 minutes almost all the liquid will have evaporated and the pasta should be cooked, Take a bit to taste and if not cooked as you like it just simmer a little longer but keep stirring every few minutes. I didn't add any salt as the vegetable stock was salty enough just added some freshly ground black pepper.

Stir well and serve.

Syn free on extra easy and green




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