• 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 x 390g cartons chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 320g penne pasta
  • 28g bag basil, leaves roughly chopped


  1. 1

    Put the olive oil in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 8-10 minutes, until softened.

  2. 2

    Add the garlic and cook over a low heat for 1 minute, then add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, sugar, soy sauce, oregano and bay leaves. Add a splash of water and season, then leave to simmer for 40 minutes until thickened. Remove the bay leaves.

  3. 3

    Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil. Cook the pasta to packet instructions, then drain.

  4. 4

    Stir the chopped basil through the pasta sauce, then add the cooked pasta. Divide between 4 plates to serve.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1511kj 361kcal 18%
  • Fat 4.3g 6%
  • Saturates 0.8g 4%
  • Sugars 11.4g 13%
  • Salt 1.0g 17%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 398kj/95kcal

Each serving provides

66.4g carbohydrate 2.9g fibre 12.9g protein

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