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Cheap And Easy Tomato Pasta

Published Wednesday, 18 November, 2009 By

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  • 2-3 cloves garlic ( although quantity depends on taste!)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • About 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • Cooking oil
  • Oregano
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Pepper
  • Any type of pasta (my personal preference is spaghetti or tagliatelle)
  • You can also add some bacon or meatballs to make it more interesting!
  • Chilli (optional, again depends on personal preference!)


This is a recipe that got me through my first year. Its so cheap and easy, makes quite a lot (about 6 servings) and can be frozen and defrosted whenever!

1. Chop onion and garlic and fry onion in a small amout of vegetable oil in a large saucepan until soft
2. Add garlic and cook for a further couple of minutes (make sure the garlic doesn't burn!)
3. Add tomato puree and cook for another minute or two.
4. Add the chopped tomatoes, oregano and worcestershire sauce (theres no specific quantity for these - i just chuck some in!) and pepper.
5. Add chilli if using, cover and cook for around 30-60 minutes (you don't need to be there the whole time, just stir every so often!)
6. Cook spaghetti and serve!



  • Hey!
    This sounds nice going to try it. :)

    Wednesday, 27 November, 2013
    By Sharmeen
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  • I know this might sound silly but its my first time making food for da fam but how is it served do you mix the tamato stuffies in or do you serv it with the tamato stufffies on top of it

    Wednesday, 3 October, 2012
    By Rochelle
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  • Such an easy and tasty recipe.

    Friday, 31 August, 2012
    By Anonymous
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  • Weel cool

    Friday, 9 March, 2012
    By Taz
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  • How much pasta

    Saturday, 18 February, 2012
    By Chantelle
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  • To serve how many?

    Sunday, 13 June, 2010
    By Rachel
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  • This is delious and i love its real name for it it mad me laugh

    Thursday, 10 June, 2010
    By Cory
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  • Sounds gud thnx mite try it sumtime

    Saturday, 13 February, 2010
    By Anon
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  • Ame - the worcestershire sauce isnt essential, its just a flavour preference. Try adding a tiny bit of marmite (if thats vegetarian??)
    never knew that though- thanks!

    Wednesday, 16 December, 2009
    By Laura
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  • Hey... Just wanted to point out the worcestershire sauce isn't vegetarian as it contains fish.

    Tuesday, 1 December, 2009
    By Ame
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