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Frankie pasta bake

Tomato pasta bake

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Ready in 40 minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Make this simple student pasta and tomato dish for a delicious, filling and budget-friendly supper. It is a great way to use up simple storecupboard ingredients.

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal501
fat22g
saturates8g
carbs59g
sugars1g
fibre5g
protein21g
salt1.78g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g can cherry or chopped tomatoes
  • pinch sugar
  • few dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 100g rigatoni or other tube-shaped pasta
  • 50g gruyère or cheddar, grated
  • hunk of baguette or sliced bread, coarsely grated
  • 2 frankfurters, sliced

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 2

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

  • STEP 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.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2005

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