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Pasta Siciliana

 13 ratings

Prep Time:5 mins

Cooking Time:25 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Pasta Siciliana

This Italian favourite makes a great family meal.


  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 medium pepper
  • 7 mushrooms
  • 1 medium courgette
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 400g / 17 oz. tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 210g / 7oz. pasta (wholewheat if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil (optional)
  • 10 - 15g grated cheddar cheese
  • 200g kidney beans


  1. Chop the onion, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, courgette and tomatoes
  2. Heat the oil in the pan and cook the onion and garlic, stirring until the onion is soft
  3. Add the courgette, mushrooms, peppers, fresh tomatoes and kidney beans. Cook until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally
  4. Stir in the tinned chopped tomatoes. Simmer, uncovered for a few minutes until the mixture thickens slightly
  5. Cook the pasta in a saucepan of boiling water according to the instructions on the packet
  6. Drain the pasta and toss the vegetables through it
  7. Serve with the chopped basil and grated cheese on top (if desired)

What you will need

  • Cheese grater
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Frying pan
  • Saucepan

Serving suggestions

Sprinkle the basil and cheese on top just before serving

"Try and use different vegetables, depending on what is in season"

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