Penne with Roasted Veg and Tomato
Frozen veg are a great stand by, and you can now get frozen Mediterranean veg which take only a few minutes to cook – by the time the pasta is cooked you can have a simple roasted veg sauce ready to go.
|300g||dried penne pasta|
|400g tin||chopped tomatoes|
|2 tbsp||extra-virgin olive oil|
|A pinch||onion powder|
|A pinch||garlic granules|
|½ tsp||chipotle sauce, or to taste|
|250g||frozen roasted mix Mediterranean vegetables|
|Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste|
|4 tbsp||finely grated Parmesan cheese, to serve|
You will need: a hand-held stick blender.
1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the packet instructions until al dente.
2. While the pasta cooks, tip the tomatoes into a separate large saucepan, add the olive oil, onion powder, garlic granules and chipotle sauce and stir well. Set over a medium heat and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Remove from the heat and carefully blitz the mixture with a hand-held stick blender until smooth, then return to the heat, stir in the roasted vegetables and heat through for 2–3 minutes until bubbling.
4. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking water, then tip the pasta into the sauce and stir through. Add a couple of spoonfuls of the reserved pasta water, season well with black pepper and stir to mix. Serve with the Parmesan sprinkled on top.