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Josh's easy pasta

Quick, cheap, healthy and satisfying - perfect post-gym food for new year's resolutions.

  • Total time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 1 onion
    2 small or 1 large carrot
    220g dried penne pasta
    1 red pepper
    1 jar Waitrose arrabiata sauce
    Some cheese to top


  1. Chop the onions finely and soften in the bottom of a saucepan
  2. Add the arrabiata sauce
  3. Chop the carrots and pepper and add to the arrabiata sauce
  4. Cook the pasta while the sauce and veg are cooking
  5. Drain the pasta, split into two bowls and put the arrabiata sauce on top. Grate a bit of cheese on top
  6. If you're feeling energetic, you can make your own tomato sauce. Fry half a finely-chopped fresh chilli or a teaspoon of dried chilli flakes in some oil, add a clove of garlic (crushed), the onion, and then use 300ml or so of passata or sieved tomatoes. Add a few herbs and seasoning to taste and carry on from step 3.

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