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Odds and ends arrabbiata al forno recipe

Odds and ends arrabbiata al forno recipe

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Jamie says: 'We’re all on our own journey when it comes to food waste, but on the whole we continue to throw away perfectly good food. So I’m sharing three simple recipes that use up those odds and ends. Enjoy!' See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 490 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy


  • olive oil
  • 1½ tsp of frozen chopped garlic
  • 400g frozen classic vegetable base mix (or 400g diced celery, onion and carrot)
  • 250g frozen butternut squash chunks
  • 1 to 2 tsp chilli sauce, optional
  • 2 x 400g tins of quality plum tomatoes
  • 300g any dried pasta, such as penne, macaroni, fusilli
  • 80g cheese (odds and ends of any hard cheese will do)
  • 2 tbsp red pesto

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 21%
  • Saturates

    5g 27%
  • Sugars

    18g 20%
  • Salt

    0.7g 12%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 75.1g Protein 18.3g Fibre 7.6g


Jamie Oliver March 2022

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Place a large ovenproof frying pan on a medium-high heat with 1 tbsp olive oil. Peel and finely slice the garlic and add to the pan with the vegetable base mix, squash and chilli sauce. Cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally, or until softened.

  2. Scrunch in the tinned tomatoes with 1 tin’s worth of water. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a pan of salted boiling water for 2 mins less than the pack instructions. (You want it a little underdone as it will keep cooking in the oven.)

  3. Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce. Grate in half of the cheese, season to perfection and mix. Spoon over bombs of red pesto, grate over the remaining cheese and bake for 25-30 mins or until golden and bubbling.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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