Number of servings: 4
Cost per serving: R18
Meal Total: R73
500 grams pasta of choice
2 tablespoons olive oil.
4 teaspoons garlic
2 teaspoons chilli flakes
2 cans/800 grams of Italian diced tomatoes
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon parsley
Step 1: Cook pasta according to packaging instructions with 1 teaspoon salt.
Step 2: Once the pasta is cooked, remove 1 cup of the pasta water, then drain the rest of the pasta and rinse with cold water.
Step 3: In a medium sized pot or pan, add oil and place on a medium heat.
Step 3: Add garlic and chilli and sauté for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Add tomato, sugar, salt and pepper and cook till the tomatoes are soft and the most of the liquid has evaporated. Cook with a covered lid throughout, stirring frequently.
Step 5: Add pasta and parsley and mix well.
Step 6: Cover with a lid and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
Step 7: Serve hot and garnish with more parsley if desired.
Tip: I always keep freeze dried parsley in my spice cupboard. It is ideal for dishes like these where you need very little!