Easiest ever one-pan pasta

This quick and easy all-in-one pasta takes only 15 minutes to make. The spaghetti cooks in the simple sauce of tomatoes, chilli, garlic and olives, served with basil and cheese.

Points to remember: 

  • Put 200g spaghetti in a wide saucepan or deep frying pan off the heat.
  • Add 100g cherry tomatoes, handful olives, 2 garlic cloves, sliced, a pinch of chilli flakeszest of 1 lemon and season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour over 2 tbsp olive oil and 500ml boiling water.
  • Turn the heat on and simmer for 10-12 mins, tossing the spaghetti through the liquid every so often until it is cooked and the sauce is reduced and clinging to it. Add a splash more hot water if the sauce is too thick or does not cover the pasta while it cooks.
  • Once the pasta is tender squeeze over the juice 1 lemon, add a few basil leaves, pinch of chilli flakes and a handful grated Parmesan.
  • Serve with more shaved Parmesan and fresh basil if you like.

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