Frankie pasta bake

Frankie pasta bake

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins Ready in 40 minutes

Easy

Serves 2
A simple student pasta and tomato dish - delicious, filling and cheap to boot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal501
  • fat22g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre5g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.78g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g can cherry or chopped tomatoes
  • pinch sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

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    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • few dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 100g rigatoni or other tube-shaped pasta
  • 50g Gruyère or cheddar, grated
    Gruyère

    Gruyère

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    Gruyère is an undoubted pinnacle of traditional Swiss cheese-making, a culinary masterpiece as…

  • hunk of baguette or sliced bread, coarsely grated
  • 2 frankfurters, sliced

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a medium pan and fry the onion for 5 mins until softened and lightly golden. Stir in the garlic and cook for a further min. Mix in the tomatoes and sugar, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins. Add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and season to taste. This basic sauce can now be chilled or frozen, see recipe intro.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Heat the grill to high. Mix together the cheese and breadcrumbs.

  3. Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce. Tip in the frankfurters and spoon into a heatproof dish. Scatter over the cheesy crumbs and grill for 3-5 mins or until bubbling hot and golden. Serve with a simple salad.

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alicesheikh
31st May, 2015
3.8
I added a bay leaf, dried oregano and a pinch a celery salt when adding the tomatoes (I used passata). Worked well with sausages and crispy bacon!
dwatson27
14th Aug, 2014
I was looking for a basic sauce to use with cold pasta as the basis for a pasta salad. This was just the ticket! I added about half a teaspoon of dried basil with the tinned cherry tomatoes. Great! It would work well with the chopped tomatoes but the tinned cherry tomatoes ( although more expensive) gave an added texture. Made the sauce and cooked the pasta, cooled and then combined. 5 stars for ease and simplicity.
carolhylands
28th Mar, 2013
loved this recipe because it was so quick and easy. Used chorizo instead of frankfurters, which made it really tasty. Will definitely do it again.
clairegracem
15th Mar, 2013
4.05
Easy, cheap and tastes great. Will make again.
traceybrain
29th Nov, 2012
4.05
Tasty but needs more than two frankfurters or you hardly notice them!
amy_92
12th Nov, 2012
4.05
Made this for dinner tonight, as a student I loved it because it was cheap and pretty simple to make. I gave it a kick by adding chilli powder, chilli flakes and some paprika.
freddie73
14th Oct, 2012
5.05
Quick and very tasty. I used emmental and welsh cheddar cheese and alot more garlic. Will cook this again.
lizleicester
27th Sep, 2012
4.05
Really simple, easy filler. Not exciting but tasty and warming.
molskg
16th Aug, 2012
4.05
i made4 this for all the family, although a simple dish its very yummy and due to some vegetarians in the family i too did not include the frankfurters, however whilst the sauce was cooking i left a cinamon stick in there, this i felt gave it some extra flavour, i also added a dash of chilli powder - just to give it the tiniest kick!
gooseuk7
1st Aug, 2012
When making this I doubled the ingredients to serve 4. I found the original sauce a bit sour even after putting in some sugar! Instead of the frankfurters I used 300g of chorizo and 2 chicken breast! I allowed the sauce to stand for a while and then boiled the chicken in chicken stock and added the stock and chicken to the sauce just before I cooked the pasta. This was absolutely delicious, so simple to make and really filling!!

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RosesAreRed38
5th Jan, 2017
Could you bake this in the oven?
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