NZ Woman's Weekly

Pasta spirals with fresh tomato sauce

  • Meal Type

    Pasta
  • Total time

    20 minutes
  • Servings

    4
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 6 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 350g dried pasta spirals
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • Shaved fresh parmesan, to serve
  • Basil leaves, to serve

1. Heat a saucepan, add oil, onion and garlic, then cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes until onion is softened but not coloured.

2. Add tomatoes and sugar, then cook over a medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes until reduced and thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. At the same time, cook pasta in boiling  salted water for 8 to 10 minutes, or according to packet instructions, until al dente. Drain well and serve topped with fresh tomato sauce and scattered with olives, parmesan and basil.

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