Sunday, 9 October 2016

Secret Recipe Club: Italian Wonder Pot

It's time for Secret Recipe Club. This month I had An Affair From The Heart, Michaela is a stay at home mum with four kids, who loves to entertain. She makes sure that everyone sits down around the table for dinner each evening, the same as my parents did when I was a child.

I have seen various recipes for one pot pasta floating around the internet and when Michaela had one on her blog it was an excellent excuse to try it! I changed the recipe a little as I used fresh cherry tomatoes from my garden rather than tinned and it was truly delicious and really easy to make all in one pot.

The Italian Wonder Pot (from An Affair From The Heart)
(Serves 6-8)

340g spaghetti, broken in half
2 tbsp oil
100g spinach slightly chopped
1 medium sized onion, sliced
900ml vegetable stock
2 tins chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp dried basil
½ tbsp dried oregano
4 cloves garlic, chopped
¼-1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
salt and pepper

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan. Stir so the liquid covers the pasta and veg. Cover and bring to the boil, turn down to simmer and continue cooking for 15 mins, the pasta will absorb the liquid. Stir occasionally so the pasta doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. Serve, topped with grated Parmesan.