15 minute spaghetti with sun-dried tomatoes

    15 min

    The perfect pasta dish for those strapped for help, this tasty treat could be furnishing your dinner table in just 15 minutes. Full of flavour and bursting with colour, this recipe gives a traditional dish all the benefits of modern convenience and can be easily adapted to cater to your personal tastes with a few extra ingredients or side dishes.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 450g dried spaghetti
    • 190g jar of sun dried tomato pesto
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • extra virgin olive oil
    • 50g Parmesan cheese, finely grated

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Begin by filling a saucepan with water and a pinch of salt before heating until boiling.
    2. Add the dried pasta to the water once hot, lowering the heat. Leave uncovered and allow to boil until cooked.
    3. Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water by pouring the contents of the saucepan into a colander.
    4. Return the pasta to the empty saucepan and add the contents of the jar of sun dried pesto. There are plenty of these available on the market with spaghetti with sun dried tomato pesto a popular option for British households but look for recognised names such as Sacla’.
    5. Toss the spaghetti and pesto mixture in the saucepan, seasoning lightly with freshly ground salt and pepper.
    6. Use the extra virgin olive oil to dress the dish, drizzling lightly over the spaghetti to taste.
    7. Serve immediately onto a medium sized dinner plate, finely grating Parmesan cheese over the top. A couple of fresh oregano leaves can be added as garnish if desired.

    When is pasta ready?

    Pasta is considered cooked when it is no longer hard and sticks to a gloss surface such as glass. The amount of time taken to boil the pasta will vary depending on the manufacturer but should take no more than a few minutes. Check the instructions on the back of the packet to be sure. For a range of Sacla’ pasta click the link below.

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