The BBC Good Food logo
Member recipe
Member recipes are not tested in the GoodFood kitchen.

Pasta alla Giovanni

By jeepeej (GoodFood Community)
loading...
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 1
Delicious pasta w/ tomato ragout and mushrooms.
Advertisement

Ingredients

  • 100g pasta (spaghetti, linguini, tagliatelle, fettucine, .....)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 smal tin (68g/) of tomato puree
  • 125g mushrooms, roughly cut
  • 1 dash of V8 (vegetable juice)
  • 1 dash of red wine
  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 slice cheese (not too strong, e.g. Gouda, Swiss, etc.)
  • Parmesan, grated
  • cayenne pepper
  • black pepper
  • salt to taste

FOR THE MUSHROOMS:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme (and/or other herbs, i.e. rosemary, marjoram, oregano, etc.)
  • 1 pinch of salt

Method

  • STEP 1
    Cook the pasta 'al dente'.
  • STEP 2
    Fry the mushrooms with a pinch of salt.
  • STEP 3
    After a minute add a pinch of cayenne peper and the thyme, and give it a serious toss.
  • STEP 4
    After a minute or so add the garlic.
  • STEP 5
    Saute the onion and a chopped clove of garlic.
  • STEP 6
    When it's translucent, add the tomato puree.
  • STEP 7
    After a minute add the V8; the red wine; and the herbs.
  • STEP 8
    Let it simmer. If the saus becomes too thick, add some cooking water from the pasta.
  • STEP 9
    When the pasta is cooked, drain it and toss it in a bowl with a wee bit of the sauce. Coat the pasta well.
  • STEP 10
    Plate the pasta up, put the slice of cheese on it. Ladle the sauce on top of that; scatter the mushrooms across the plate and top it off with Parmesan.

Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content