Pasta with chilli tomatoes & spinach

Pasta with chilli tomatoes & spinach

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A low-fat supper of tasty tomato sauce and penne - wilt down a whole bag of spinach for extra nutrients

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
524
protein
24g
carbs
75g
fat
11g
saturates
3g
fibre
13g
sugar
13g
salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 200g wholemeal penne pasta
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 100ml red wine
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 125g bag young spinach leaves
  • 25g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, grated

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and gently fry the onion, garlic and chilli flakes, stirring regularly, for 5 mins (add a little water if they begin to stick).
  2. Cook pasta following pack instructions. Add the tomatoes, wine and oregano to the frying pan and stir to combine. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins.
  3. Shake the spinach into the pan and cook for 1-2 mins until wilted. Drain the pasta and tip into the pan with the sauce. Toss to combine, sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2012

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a_blokes_view's picture

Easy to rustle up - all you need is to pick up a bag of spinach from the shop. Ten mins prep and 10-15 mins to put together. Tastes like an hour longer went into it! To boost the flavour (after the other comments) I was generous with the wine and oregano. I didn't have chilli flakes so added large lugs (until it tasted right) of hot pizza oil I make in a regular basis. That's best olive oil heated with chopped garlic, cayenne dried peppers and rosemary. No Parmesan so mixed half of grated mature cheese/pizza mozzarella into the pan at the end and sprinkles the rest over the top. Trust me - marvelous!

lilitd's picture
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Not as spicy as expected, but still very nice!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Bit disappointed with this one. I expected better depth of flavour but the end result was quite bland.

hannahsplatter's picture
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I didn't have oregano so used an Italian herb mix I had, nice kick with the chilli flakes but could have done with slightly deeper flavours. Recommend as a nice healthy recipe though!

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