British Dietetic Association,
5th Floor, Charles House,
148/9 Great Charles Street Queensway,
Milk, wheat (gluten) *
* Presence of allergens can vary by brand - always check product labels. If you serve food outside the home you must make allergen information available when asked.
This simple Tasty Tomato Pasta dish makes a cheap and easy meal. The basil and tomato go together well and give the dish an Italian flavour. The sauce can be used to make lots of different meals; use as a pizza topping, serve with bread or liven up some vegetables.
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
2 x 15ml spoons olive oil
2 x 400g cans OR cartons chopped tomatoes
1 x 5ml spoon sugar
1 x 5ml spoon dried basil
300g pasta shapes (uncooked weight)
Ground black pepper (optional)
75g reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
Small bunch fresh basil (optional)
Large frying pan with lid
Pan stand x 2
Large serving spoon
When the sauce is cooking it will bubble and can make quite a mess, so half-cover the frying pan with a lid. It is important that the water in the tomatoes can evaporate while cooking, so don’t cover the pan completely.