1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1–2 tsp oil
200g/7oz tinned chopped tomatoes
1–2 tbsp tomato purée
½ tsp red chilli flakes, to taste
1 tsp Italian seasoning or dried oregano
1 tbsp grated Parmesan, or vegetarian alternative (optional)
Pinch of salt
- Put the pasta and salt in a microwavable bowl, cover with boiling water and microwave for the cooking time stated on the packet, plus an extra 4 minutes. Stir every 2–3 minutes to make sure the pasta doesn’t stick together. Drain and set aside.
- Tip the garlic and oil into a microwavable bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, Italian seasoning and red chilli flakes. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring halfway. Set aside to cool for 1 minute to allow the mixture to thicken up.
- Stir the pasta into the sauce and sprinkle over the Parmesan, if using.
You can add some frozen peas or beans to the pasta water for colour and extra vegetables.