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Super Simple Tinned Tomato Pasta

Super Simple Tinned Tomato Pasta
Super Simple Tinned Tomato Pasta

This delicious and satisfying pasta dish has a really full-on flavour, and is incredibly comforting. Plus, we reckon you’ll find that you have most of the ingredients knocking around in your kitchen cupboards already!

Ingredients
Method

Before you start

Large deep frying pan | Large saucepan | Kettle boiled

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp oil from jar of sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 8 sundried tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp vegan pesto
  • 1 tsp garlic puree
  • 2 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1⁄2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt, pepper and sugar to taste
  • 500g mafaldine pasta

To Serve

  • 50g rocket
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. 1.

    Start the sauce | Finely slice the sun dried tomatoes | Warm the olive oil and oil from the jar of sundried tomatoes in the frying pan over medium heat | Add the capers and sun dried tomatoes to the pan and stir for 1 minute | Add the vegan pesto and garlic puree to the pan and stir for 1 minute

  2. 2.

    Prepare the pasta | Put the saucepan on the stove, fill with boiling water from the kettle and turn the heat up high | Add a big pinch of salt and the mafaldine pasta to the pan and cook according to packet instructions (approx 8 minutes)

  3. 3.

    Finish the sauce | Turn up the heat to medium high, add the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree to the pan, stir to combine and put the lid on (leaving a gap for steam to escape) and leave to simmer for 3 minutes | Add the nutritional yeast and balsamic vinegar to the pan, stir to combine, put the lid back on and leave to simmer for 3 minutes | Taste the sauce, season to perfection and simmer for a further 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn’t catch

  4. 4.

    Time to serve | Drain the pasta and transfer to the sauce with tongs | Twist the pasta around in the sauce with the tongs, making sure it’s well covered | Transfer the pasta into serving bowls, dress with rocket, balsamic vinegar, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper and serve immediately