Delicious tomato pasta

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Serves: 4

By emjohns

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  • 1 onion finely chopped

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 tin chopped tomato

  • 100g sweetcorn

  • 2 cloves garlic crushed

  • 1 handful mushrooms cut into small pieces

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree (to taste)

  • 400g pasta of your choice

  • 3 splashes Worcestershire sauce (to taste)

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard


  1. Fry the onion and garlic in a little oil until translucent, adding the mushrooms when nearly done.
  2. Add the tin tomatoes and cook for a few minutes on a high heat.
  3. Turn the heat down and add a few splashes of Worcester sauce, a good squeeze of tomato puree, the sugar and the mustard.
  4. Stir and cook on a high heat for a few more minutes.
  5. Turn the heat down and simmer for 20 minutes or so until the sauce has reduced slightly.
  6. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions.
  7. When cooked, stir into pasta sauce adding the sweetcorn. Serve with grated cheese.

Handy Hint

This is a great base to add all sorts of other ingredients to. I often add tuna fish near the end of the cooking time or even some cooked sausages.
You can turn it into a bake by transfering to an oven dish, topping with cheese (cheddar, mozzerella etc) and putting in the oven for 10 mins.
Can also be used as a great base for making pizzas. I have often hidden vegetables such as courgette and broccoli (adding at the beginning of cooking) and then blitzing in the food processer.

Additional Information

  • Kids can help

  • Can Freeze

  • Budget

  • Pasta

  • Main Course

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

  • Low fat

  • Egg Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Make Ahead

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  • WhiteTrash 22/03/12 16:15

    This recipe is great. Tastes amazing, its simple, quick and my family asked me to make it again the following night! A thumbs up from Family Trash!

  • amazonaddict 29/11/09 01:27

    Great staple

  • 10/03/08 10:53

    A really versatile recipe that can be used for all sorts of different occasions. Quick, easy and cheap to cook. Can be cooked in advanced and re-heated or frozen