Oozy Tomato Sauce with Spinach and Olives

Oozy Tomato Sauce with Spinach and Olives
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Diet : Vegetarian
Total time : 15 mins
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Oozy Tomato Sauce with Spinach and Olives

Summary Not available
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: 10-30 min, Healthy Vegetarian Recipes
Person: 5
Calories: 336kcal


  • 400 g farfalle penne or tagliatelle
  • 5 red onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 cayenne pepper
  • 1 stock cube
  • 4 tbsp black olives stoned
  • 20 g Parmesan cheese plus extra to serve
  • 2 buffalo mozzarella
  • 235 g spinach leaves washed and patted dry
  • 4 tbsp olive oil to drizzle


  • Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water until al dente
  • Gently fry the onion in the oil over a medium heat for about 4 minutes, until soft and translucent
  • Add the garlic to the onion, cook for 1 minute, then add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and cayenne pepper, and crumble in the stock cube
  • Stir everything together and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, then stir the olives into the sauce and simmer for a further 2 to 3 minutes
  • Just before serving, sprinkle the Parmesan over the sauce and stir in torn pieces of the mozzarella
  • Scatter over the spinach
  • Drain the pasta and gently mix it into the sauce
  • The moisture and heat from the pasta will wilt the spinach
  • Add a splash of the pasta water to loosen the sauce, if needed
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a little extra grated Parmesan on top
  • Tip Olives should always be bought with their stones still in, as they will be much tastier
  • We often keep a few spare jars in the cupboard for unexpected visitors (they are great with toasted bread and olive oil as an antipasto)
  • To remove the stones from your olives, squash them with the heel of your hand and the stone will pop out!


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Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 861mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5035IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 3mg

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