Conchigilie pasta with rich tomato sauce

Conchigilie pasta with rich tomato sauce
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 minutes, cooking time 60 minutes

Use large pasta shells to scoop up every bit of this really rich tomato sauce recipe, with peppy chilli and basil. Top with parmesan for a quick dinner.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
240kcals
Fat
11.8g (2.4g saturated)
Protein
7.8g
Carbohydrates
25.6g (7.5g sugars)
Fibre
3.6g
Salt
0.5g
Calories
240kcals
Fat
11.8g (2.4g saturated)
Protein
7.8g
Carbohydrates
25.6g (7.5g sugars)
Fibre
3.6g
Salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 50ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • Large pinch of chilli flakes
  • 2 chopped anchovy fillets
  • 800g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Splash of red wine vinegar
  • Bunch of basil
  • 400g cooked conchiglie
  • Grated parmesan or vegetarian alternative

Method

  1. Heat a sauté pan and add 50ml extra-virgin olive oil. Gently fry the finely chopped onion for 10 minutes, until softened and golden. Add the crushed garlic cloves, a large pinch of chilli flakes and the chopped anchovy fillets (optional), then cook for 3 minutes more.
  2. Add the tinned chopped tomatoes with a pinch of sugar and a splash of red wine vinegar, then season. Add the stalks from a bunch of basil, bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 1 hour, adding a splash of water if needed. Discard the stalks.
  3. Toss through the cooked conchiglie with 2 tbsp cooking water. Season and serve with grated parmesan.

delicious. tips

  1. For al dente (firm to the bite) pasta, cook it for 1 minute less than suggested on the packet. To see if it’s ready, cut a piece in two – it should have a thin line of uncooked dough in the middle.

    Learn how to make spicy bean and beef conchiglie below…

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