Tomato and Hotdog pasta
This is my favourite quick pasta recipe for when I'm home alone. I'm not much of a cook and I created this at university, so it's simple and easy to do and the ingredients are cheap and commonly found in most kitchens.
I often make this if I'm feeling a little bit under the weather as it doesn't require much effort and the tomato/garlic mixture is great for the immune system.
You don't need to add the ketchup if you don't want to, but I find it adds a bit of extra taste to the sauce.
The amounts on this page are enough for one person (two small bowls worth).
- 100 g dried pasta (I always use penne, but any will do)
- 1/2 a tin of hotdogs (chopped into bitesize pieces)
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- 1 clove of garlic
- Dash of tomato ketchup
- A handful of garden peas (frozen are fine)
Making the pasta sauce
- Fill a sauce pan with boiling water and add the pasta to cook according to the packet instructions.
- Meanwhile heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan, crush the garlic and add it to the oil. Fry until it starts to brown.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and hotdogs to the frying pan and heat through.
- When the pasta has approximately 5 minutes left, add the peas to the saucepan and continue to boil until done.
- Pour the pasta into a bowl and add the sauce to the top. You can add grated cheese to the top if you like.
It's so easy to press you garlic using a gadget like this. A must for any kitchen.