Tomato Pasta

How to make Tomato Pasta.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove crushed or finely chopped
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • A small handful of basil roughly chopped
  • 300 g penne pasta or any shape you fancy
  • 3 sundried tomatoes
  • Grated cheddar or parmesan

Instructions:

  • Pour the olive oil in a medium saucepan and add the onion. Put on a low heat and sweat the onion, with the lid on, for about 5 minutes, until the onion is softened but not brown. Stir occasionally.
  • When the onion is cooked, add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and half the basil. Turn the heat up and bring to the boil, then cook for 10-15 minutes on a low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta according to packet instructions / your own preferences. Add the sundried tomatoes to the pasta to rehydrate.
  • Just before the pasta is ready, hoick out the sundried tomatoes, (I use the point of a sharp knife or a fork) chop finely and add to the sauce.
  • Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce with a couple of tablespoons of pasta cooking water. Serve sprinkled with the cheese and the remaining basil.
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