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EASY PEASY SQUASHED TOMATO SPAGHETTI

EASY PEASY SQUASHED TOMATO SPAGHETTI
EASY PEASY SQUASHED TOMATO SPAGHETTI

We all know that spaghetti is the ultimate comfort food, and what can be more comforting than a delicious dish that only requires 5 ingredients and minimal effort?!

This recipe combines the classic flavours of tomato, basil and garlic - it’s so simple it can’t go wrong! Mashing the tomatoes releases their gorgeous flavours really well, and it coats the spaghetti in a way that can only be describes as YUMMO. Whip this up for your friends or fam in absolutely no time, and everyone’s tastebuds will be gratefu

Ingredients
Method

Ingredients

Squashed Tomato Spaghetti

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 500g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs basil (leaves only)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 400g spaghetti

Method

  1. 1.

    Large deep frying pan | Microplane | Large saucepan | Kettle boiled


    First, prep the veg | Peel and grate the garlic | Pick the basil leaves

    Now, start the cooking process | 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 8-10 minutes | Gently shake the pan to prevent catching every 2 minutes minutes | Take the lid of the pan and gently crush the tomatoes with a potato masher to release the juices | Add ⅔’s of the basil leaves to the pan and fold into the tomatoes turn the heat right down

    Now, prepare the pasta and finish the dish | Cook the pasta according to pack instructions (approx 9 minutes in well salted water - the bigger the pan, the better!) and save 100ml pasta water | Add the pasta water to the 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