Rich with the flavours of Tuscany, this robust pasta dish makes a great laid-back supper.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
*If you don't have any fresh basil, add 2 tbsp pesto to the tomato sauce. *Grissini (Italian breadsticks) make a good accompaniment to an Italian-style meal.
really gorgeous and doesn't taste healthy at all! we used penne - could really be made with any pasta. I could imagine adding bacon but then the healthy aspect would be all but lost, ha! Could also use wholewheat pasta - 29 Oct 2012