Creamy sundried tomato pasta (serves 4)
My brother and sisters love this dish – it’s so tasty and satisfying! We used to ask our nonna to make this whenever we went to Italy because in those days (ooh – a long time ago!) it was difficult to get the sundried tomatoes in the UK – we had to wait to go to Italy for our holidays and bring the back jars of tomatoes our nonna had made. We’d wrap them in beach towels and put them in our suitcases and pray they wouldn’t leak! Happy memories!
1 (200g) jar of Terre Di San Vito sundried tomatoes in olive oil - chopped
Terre Di San Vito olive oil (from the jar of tomatoes)
1 tablespoon dried paprika
1 tablespoon dried basil
6 fl oz double cream
6 oz Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
500g bag of your favourite pasta
In a large pan, add 3 tablespoons of the olive, the chopped garlicand the chopped sundried tomatoes and cook on a medium heat for about 1 minute.
Add the cream to the same pan and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
Add the shredded Mozzarella cheese.
Simmer and stir until the cheese melts and forms a creamy pasta sauce then set aside.
Bring a saucepan of salted water to boil and add your chosen pasta
Once the pasta is ready, drain it but retain about a cup of the salted water.
Add the dried basil, paprika, and chilli flakes to the cream sauce. Stir to combine.
Season with salt.
Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the sauce and mix well.