Penne with red peppers and ham recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 410 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Prepare the sauce by heating the olive oil in a large saucepan set over a medium heat. Sweat the onion and garlic for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until just softened. Add the red pepper and continue to cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Add the chopped tomatoes, sugar, oregano and seasoning and simmer for 10-15 minutes until thickened and reduced.

Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the penne for 8-10 minutes until 'al dente.' Drain the pasta well and divide between 4 serving plates.

Stir the ham slices through the sauce, then divide half of it between 4 serving bowls. Spoon the rest of the sauce on top of the pasta before serving.

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  • Ingredients

  • 400g penne rigate
  • 25ml olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 red pepper, de-seeded and chopped
  • 400g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 75g Tesco no added water ham sliced, cut into strips
  • ½tsp caster sugar
  • ½tsp dried oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
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  • Energy 1727kj 410kcal 20%
  • Fat 10g 14%
  • Saturates 1g 5%
  • Sugars 12g 13%
  • Salt 0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 67.6g Protein 17.1g Fibre 3.4g

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