Quick and easy pasta with a spicy tomato sauce


This is a great mid-week option as the whole thing only takes about 15 minutes to make plus, if you have any leftovers it makes a tasty pasta-salad lunch for the following day.

(Serves 2)

  • 2 cloves of garlic – finely chopped
  • 1 red onion – chopped 
  • 1-2 red chillies – finely chopped (with or without seeds, depending on how spicy you want the sauce to be)
  • Olive oil
  • Tin of tomatoes 
  • Fresh basil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to season
  • Wholewheat pasta (approx 75g per person)


  1. Lightly salt the water  and boil.  Add the pasta to cook (follow the instructions on the pack as cooking times will vary slightly)
  2. Add a splash of olive oil to the another pan and add the garlic and onion.  Cook for a few minutes until the garlic and onion is softened 
  3. Add the chillies and tinned tomatoes to the garlic and onions
  4. Cook for approximately 5 minutes
  5. Drain the pasta and add to the tomato sauce
  6. Add the fresh basil, stir, season to taste and serve

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