Pasta And Potatoes

Pasta And Potatoes

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Servings: 4
Calories: 654


  • 4 medium-sized waxy potatoes diced
  • 7 oz large pasta shapes e.g. shells or large ribbed macaroni
  • 1 large onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli pepper seeds removed, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 5 floz hot chicken stock
  • 4 floz olive oil
  • oregano
  • salt and pepper

garnish with:

  • sprigs of basil
  • 4 tbsp additional diced ripe fresh tomato flesh


  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil ready to cook the pasta. Heat 6 tbsp of the oil in a wide, deep fireproof casserole dish and sweat the onion and chilli pepper, if used, over a low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the diced potatoes and continue to cook over a low heat while stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Chop the tomato flesh coarsely and stir into the saucepan with a generous pinch each of oregano, salt and freshly ground pepper; stir and turn all the ingredients while cooking for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add the stock and stir again. Cook and simmer for 5 minutes or until the potato is just tender. Add more salt to taste.
  • Turn off the heat. When the pasta is tender but has still plenty of 'bite' left in it, drain, reserving about 8 fl oz (220 ml) of the cooking water.
  • Add the pasta to the contents of the saucepan and stir over a low heat for about 5 minutes. This should complete the cooking of the pasta.
  • Add some of the reserved cooking water if the liquid in the pan reduces appreciably, as the finished dish should be very moist.
  • Turn off the heat and leave to stand, uncovered, for 10 minutes, to allow the flavours to blend, then transfer to heated bowls.
  • Drizzle about 1/2 tbsp olive oil over each serving, season with a little freshly ground pepper and garnish with sprigs of fresh basil and some diced tomato flesh.
Calories: 654 kcal
Carbohydrates: 83 g
Protein: 13 g
Fat: 31g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Sodium: 115 mg
Potassium: 1303 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 8 g
Vitamin A: 600 IU
Vitamin C: 56 mg
Calcium: 53 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Ingredients Pasta
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