Frankie pasta bake

Frankie pasta bake

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(44 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

    shuh-ga

    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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zowiets
8th Jul, 2012
I was looking for something I could make with the odd bits I had left from my weekly shop. This was gorgeous. I added some mushrooms, some oregano (I love my oregano) and took out the sausages. I didn't stick to ingredient measurements but I never do because I tend to eat larger portions anyway.
cvalery82
5th Jun, 2012
4.05
If you add some chopped bacon to this it would just make a killing! great recipe
princessflo1
7th May, 2012
5.05
Got back from going shopping and realised I hadn't got anything for my lunch! Started making it, but half way through started changing it to fit my own recipe. I didn't put in any bread crumbs because I was feeling too lazy, and whilst making the sauce decided to put in about 1/4 of the can (from the tomatoes) full of milk to make it a bit smoother. Blended it too, cause I like all of my food smooth - just the sauce though! Delicious recipe with a tin of tuna too. Just made it and I love it!
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thecherub
24th Jan, 2012
4.05
This was tasty and simple to do. we added peppers As suggested by others. Would add some tomato paste as well next time I think as well. We also used more frankies!! Was really good comfort food.
jancall
20th Oct, 2011
5.05
The kids love this dish and it's so quick and easy.
megarrr
21st Aug, 2011
5.05
Very Tasty. Will make again!
erinrosep
27th Jul, 2011
5.05
Made this midweek and was a big hit! Definately will make again!
angiec_33
7th Jul, 2011
5.05
Absolutely fantastic! Goes well with any sausage and you don't have to do the bake either, just add the sauce to your pasta, sprinkle on some cheese and eat! Yum!
angiec_33
7th Jul, 2011
5.05
Absolutely fantastic! Goes well with any sausage and you don't have to do the bake either, just add the sauce to your pasta, sprinkle on some cheese and eat! Yum!
smoyses2909
3rd May, 2011
Made this for dinner today. Instead of frankfurters I added chunks of chorizo into the simmering sauce just before it was ready to add to the pasta. For seasoning I added a splash of tabasco sauce as well as mixed herbs and basil. We too added a salad to the side to make a perfect evening meal. Overall, a tasty and easy-to-make dish for those nights where you want something nice but quick. Definitely a new dish to add to the regular choices. :)

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