Tomato & spinach bucatini with prawns

Tomato & spinach bucatini with prawns

A quick and easy pasta dish that's perfect for summer. With a vibrancy of flavours and fresh prawns, this is sure to be a winner with all the family!

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time25 mins

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  • 1 tbsp cold pressed rapeseed oil, plus extra to drizzle
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp double concentrated tomato purée
  • 1 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Wild Oregano
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 150g Waitrose & Partners No.1 Bucatini (or spaghetti)
  • 300g baby spinach
  • 150g Duchy Organic Cooked King Prawns
  • 3 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano, freshly grated


  1. Heat the oil in a wide pan, then add the garlic. Sizzle for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the tomato purée and oregano and cook for 1 minute, or until the purée is turning burnished orange and smells sweet. Add the tomatoes, ½ a can of water and the honey; season. Simmer for 10-12 minutes until rich and thick. Taste; if it seems acidic, add a squeeze more honey.

  2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then add the pasta. Return to the boil, then cook for 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving a cup of the cooking water. Meanwhile, put the spinach in a large colander, pour over boiling water from the kettle until wilted, then rinse with cold water. Squeeze out the excess water and drain on kitchen paper.

  3. Add the prawns and spinach to the pasta sauce, then simmer until warmed through. Toss the pasta into the sauce, along with 2 tbsp water to loosen, and ½ the grated cheese. Transfer to warmed pasta bowls; finish with a little more cheese, serving a crispy green salad alongside, if liked.

Cook’s tip

For even more flavour, add a handful of pitted olives to the recipe as the sauce is simmering.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,347kJ/ 579kcals



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