Spaghetti with 5-minute tomato sauce

Spaghetti with 5-minute tomato sauce

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 2
This quick and easy supper is so relaxing to make and there won't be a scrap left over

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal637
  • fat35g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.98g
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  • 5 large ripe tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 140g spaghetti
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 100g diced bacon or lardons



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 50-85g/2-3oz soft fresh rindless goat's cheese
  • handful basil and/or snipped chives



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  1. Pour boiling water over the tomatoes to cover, leave for 1 min, then drain and slip off the skins. Quarter and seed the tomatoes, then chop the flesh.

  2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the spaghetti and give it a stir. Boil for the timing given on the pack.

  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan, add the bacon and fry until starting to crisp up. Add the garlic, tomatoes, the rest of the oil and pepper and salt, if using. Heat through for 1-2 mins until just simmering.

  4. Drain the spaghetti and add to the pan, tossing in the sauce until lightly coated. Divide between two warm soup plates, crumble over the cheese and scatter over the herbs. Serve with crusty bread and a glass of red wine.

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Comments (1)

jo_c_d's picture

I've made this a few times since it first appeared in the Good Food magazine and looked it up here to see what other people thought of it, but surprisingly there are no ratings or comments. I did find preparing the tomatoes a bit messy at first but have now got the hang of it. I use pancetta cubes instead of bacon or lardons, because I like them. I love the flavour combinations and it is quick to make. It has always received compliments when I've made it for others.

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