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peppers, olives and onions in a tomato sauc eon a bed of penne pasta

Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

Quick and tasty supper recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 320 kcal


  • 200 g pasta shapes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion peeled and sliced
  • 1 pepper green or red chopped and de-seeded
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 10 olives chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 fresh basil leaves torn
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil
  • Fry the onion for a few minutes until soft
  • Add the pepper and garlic and cook for a further 5 minutes
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, oregano and basil
  • Stir in the olives
  • Cook on a low heat while you prepare the pasta
  • Place the pasta in a large saucepan and cover with boiling water
  • Stir, bring back to the boil and simmer for 12-15 minutes
  • Season to taste with black pepper
  • Serve by placing the pasta on a plate and spooning over the sauce
  • Sprinkle with grated parmesan or cheddar cheese