Courgette, tomato & basil penne

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 2


1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 x ¼ tsp crushed chillies
227g can essential Waitrose Chopped Tomatoes
2 small courgettes, diced
6 Waitrose Pome dei Moro Tomatoes, halved
1 x ½; 25g pack fresh basil, leaves only, torn into small pieces
1 x ½  500g pack essential Waitrose Fresh Penne
1 x ½ –1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Grated pecorino, to serve


1. Heat half the oil in a small pan and cook the garlic and chilli over a low heat for 3 minutes until soft but not browned. Add the canned tomatoes and seasoning and simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened.

2. Heat the remaining oil in a medium frying pan and add the courgettes and fresh tomatoes. Fry over a high heat for 3–4 minutes until golden. Add to the sauce with the basil.

3. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water for 4–5 minutes then drain thoroughly. Toss with the balsamic vinegar then add the sauce and toss again. Serve with the grated pecorino to sprinkle over.