Tomato Pasta

Here is a simple, quick and cheap meat free meal which I hope you will enjoy.

INGREDIENTS   and approximate cost

250g pasta quills                                500g bag 29p

1 400g tin tomatoes                              approx 30p

(or 8-10 homegrown or fresh toms)

1 large onion                                           approx 10p

generous dollop tomato ketchup          approx 2p

2 veg stock cubes                                    approx 8p

1 teaspoon italian herbs                        approx 10p

grated cheese to garnish                       approx 5p

serves 2 -3


Put the pasta into a large pan, cover with boiling water and the lid and leave to stand for a few minutes before putting on to the heat (helps reduce cooking time to about 15 minutes).

Chop the onion and put into another pan with the tinned tomatoes, including juice. (If using fresh tomatoes instead, chop and add a tablespoon of hot water to the mix).

Put on a gentle heat and bring to the boil, adding the stock cubes, herbs and ketchup, stirring continuously.

By the time the pasta is cooked, your tomato mix should be bubbling and also ready (onions soft)

Drain pasta, put into bowls. Spoon tomato mix over and add grated cheese to finish.

Serve and enjoy.


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