Fresh tomato pasta

Fresh tomato pasta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4 with leftovers
Pep up this simple pasta dish with your favourites, a pinch of chilli, a few lardons or some extra veg

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal558
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs99g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.07g
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  • 500g pack penne
  • 4 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…

  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, optional
  • 16 spring onion, cut into long strips

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 300g cherry tomato
  • pinch golden caster sugar
  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • grated Parmesan, to serve



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Cook the penne according to the pack instructions. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil very gently and add the chilli, if using, and the spring onions. Slowly cook the spring onion until wilted, then add the cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with the sugar. Turn up the heat and cook until the tomatoes are blistered.

  2. Drain the pasta and tip into a large bowl. Toss with everything from the tomato pan and the lemon juice. Serve in pasta bowls with grated parmesan.

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Comments (5)

sarahcameron's picture

This is very good with just a little modification. I combined it with another pasta recipe by added a tablespoon or so of capers and some Kalamata olives at the same time as the tomatoes and it is so good. Perfect pasta

tish_green's picture

Was very nice even though I had no chilli or spring onion - I used chilli powder and onion instead. Quick and easy

bethocallaghan's picture

Very nice - I added just a little chilli - a quarter of one - to give a little spice.

turns2's picture

reading the method it looks like it should be chilli. but I think adding onion in would be good!

stephaniescooking's picture

I have just printed this recipe should it read 1 large red chilli, if not , how do you deseed a large red onion??

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