Pasta alla sorrentina

Pasta alla sorrentina

This delicious, easy pasta recipe is inspired by gnocchi alla sorrentina, a crowd-pleasing dish from Sorrento in the Campania region of Italy. Celebrating three of the most iconic Italian ingredients (tomatoes, basil and mozzarella), it’s a real midweek winner and ready in just 25 minutes.

Pasta alla sorrentina

  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min

This delicious, easy pasta recipe is inspired by gnocchi alla sorrentina, a crowd-pleasing dish from Sorrento in the Campania region of Italy. Celebrating three of the most iconic Italian ingredients (tomatoes, basil and mozzarella), it’s a real midweek winner and ready in just 25 minutes.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
568kcals
Fat
15g (5.7g saturated)
Protein
23g
Carbohydrates
80g (12g sugars)
Fibre
6.5g
Salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1kg cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 400g dried mafaldine pasta (or any wide ribbon-shaped pasta)
  • ½ bunch basil
  • 125g mozzarella (1 ball)
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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat and gently fry the sliced garlic for a minute until softening but not crisp. Add the halved cherry tomatoes and a pinch of salt, then cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. After the sauce has been simmering for 10 minutes, add the pasta to the water and uncover the tomatoes. Cook both for 8-10 minutes until the pasta is cooked to your liking and the tomatoes have broken down into a sauce. Tear in the basil leaves and mozzarella, stir well, then drain the pasta and add it to the sauce too. Toss vigorously with tongs to coat the pasta in the sauce, then season with salt and plenty of black pepper. Cover and leave to stand for a minute or two before serving.

Nutrition

Calories
568kcals
Fat
15g (5.7g saturated)
Protein
23g
Carbohydrates
80g (12g sugars)
Fibre
6.5g
Salt
0.4g

delicious. tips

  1. If you want an even quicker dinner, replace the fresh tomatoes with 2 x 400g tins cherry tomatoes, and you’ll only need to simmer the sauce for 10 minutes instead of 20.

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Recipe By

Pollyanna Coupland

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