Creamy Cherry Tomato Pasta

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This recipe is simple, requires minimal washing up, and tastes absolutely delicious. The creaminess balances the sweetness of the tomatoes perfectly, so if you're looking for a cheap and cheerful plant-based meal for a date night, family dinner or just a night in for one, this is the dish for you.

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<item-todo-done>2 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>500g cherry tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50ml plant-based cream<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g plant-based parmesan grated<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>400g spaghetti<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 garlic cloves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 sprigs of basil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done>


Note Ingredients double when servings increase, method may have to be adjusted accordingly.

For the recipe

<item-todo-done>4 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1000g cherry tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100ml plant-based cream<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g plant-based parmesan grated<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>800g spaghetti<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 garlic cloves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 sprigs of basil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Large deep-frying pan | Microplane | Large saucepan | Kettle (boiled)

Prep the veg

  • Peel and grate the garlic
  • Pick the basil leaves

Cooking the sauce

  • Warm the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat
  • Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds
  • Add the cherry tomatoes to the pan along with a pinch of salt and pepper, stir the tomatoes around in the pan, turn the heat down, put the lid on the pan and cook for 10 minutes
  • Gently shake the pan to prevent catching every 2 minutes
  • After 10 minutes, take the lid of the pan and gently crush the tomatoes with a potato masher to release the juices
  • Add ⅔ of the basil leaves, cream and grated parmesan to the pan and fold into the tomatoes, turn the heat right down

Cooking the pasta

  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions
  • Once cooked, drain - saving the pasta water
  • Add a dash of pasta water to the sauce pan to loosen the sauce
  • Add the spaghetti to the pan and fold it into the sauce

Time to serve

  • Twist the pasta into 4 bowls, sprinkle over the remaining basil leaves, crack over some black pepper and serve immediately

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