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Tomato & pepper tagliatelle

8
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
What could be more comforting when the weather turns than a bowl of hot pasta with a fiery chilli kick?

Ingredients

Red pepper(s)

3 medium, deseeded and halved

White pasta, dry

300 g, tagliatelle

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Onion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Tinned Tomatoes

1 can(s), large, chopped

Balsamic vinegar

3 teaspoons

Chilli flakes

½ teaspoons, level, plus extra to serve

Parsley, fresh

2 tablespoons, flat-leaf, roughly chopped

Vegetarian Parmesan Style Hard Cheese

20 g, grated, to serve

Instructions

  1. Heat the grill to high. Prick the peppers all over using a fork, then arrange on a baking tray, cut-side down. Cook under the grill for 10 minutes, until the skin is charred. Transfer to a heatproof bowl, cover with clingfilm and set aside until cool enough to handle. Peel, then cut into thick strips.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to a boil and cook the pasta to pack instructions. Drain.
  3. While the peppers are grilling and the pasta is cooking, mist a medium nonstick pan with cooking spray and cook the onion over a medium heat for 6-8 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further 1 minute, then stir in the tomatoes, half a tin of water and the balsamic vinegar. Season well, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered, until thickened. Add the peppers, chilli flakes and half the parsley.
  4. Toss the pasta with the sauce, then divide between plates and serve topped with the cheese, extra chilli flakes and remaining chopped parsley.

Notes

Get ahead by making the sauce in advance. Portion into freezer-safe food bags and freeze for up to three months.