Spaghetti al Pomodori

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Spaghetti al Pomodori
Spaghetti al Pomodori
  • Serves: 8

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Impress your friends and family by cooking them this traditional Italian dish (just don't tell them it's really easy!)


  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 350g (12oz) ripe vine tomatoes
  • 2 red peppers, quartered
  • 400g (14oz) dried spaghetti
  • 8tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 8tbsp chopped fresh parsley

If you want even more taste and texture, roast a few extra vine tomatoes and serve whole on top of the pasta.


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F, gas mark 7). Place the olive oil and onion in a large roasting tin and roast for 10 mins.
  2. Add the garlic, tomatoes and peppers. Season well and mix in with the onion. Roast for a further 30 mins until all the vegetables are softened and lightly charred.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the pack instructions and reserve a little of the cooking water. Place the roasted vegetables in a food processor and whizz for 30 secs to make a thickly textured sauce. Check the seasoning and stir in the herbs. (You can add a little extra water from the pasta if the sauce seems a bit too thick.)
  4. Pour the sauce over the cooked spaghetti and combine well. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and freshly grated Parmesan.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 460(kcal)
  • Fat 10.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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