Popular & practical recipes anyone can cook...

Tomato, basil & sweetcorn pasta

Tomato, basil & sweetcorn pasta

Children love pasta and they will love this dish with their favourite sweetcorn . This basic tomato sauce is a great standby recipe which will become a favourite dish as left-over ingredients can be added to ring the changes. Use shells as the scoops in the shapes hold the sweetcorn.

  • Cooking: 25 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

Equipment:

  • Medium pan
  • Large pan

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 x 400g cans plum tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil leaves
  • 340g can Green Giant sweetcorn, drained
  • pinch sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 300g pasta shapes, such as shells
  • grated cheese to serve

What you do:

  1. Peel and slice the garlic, heat the oil in a thick bottomed pan, cook the garlic until golden. Add the tomatoes and season. Cook over a high heat for 15 minutes, breaking up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon and stirring to prevent them sticking as they cook.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil, add the spaghetti and cook for approximately 10 minutes until just tender.
  3. When reduced and pulpy, season to taste, add the drained s weetcorn and heat through finally add the basil leaves
  4. Drain the pasta and serve in bowls topped with the sauce and grated cheese.

Handy cook's tip:

Other ingredients can be added to the sauce, some shredded ham, leftover sausages which will need to be re-heated separately, some cooked and chopped broccoli.

This page can be found at:

A short link can also be used: http://bit.ly/hLkvSy

Green Giant

Green Giant

Green Giant sweetcorn and specialty vegetables are the perfect way to make sure you and your family get their five recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Products contain no artificial additives or preservatives, just lots of tasty goodness that everyone can enjoy.

More from Green Giant

Scrumptious Spaghetti Bolognese

Scrumptious Spaghetti Bolognese

Italian dishes don't come finer than a traditional spaghetti Bolognese and this one is sure not to disappoint

Favourite fish pie

Favourite fish pie

Tender salmon and cod, with sweetcorn, cheese and spring onions, this fish pie will live up to its name and soon become a firm family favourite

Scrunchy topped chicken, leek & sweetcorn pie

Scrunchy topped chicken, leek & sweetcorn pie

A delicious chicken pie with a light, crisp pastry topping

Share on...

New on Secret Sauce

  • Chocolate dipped strawberries Chocolate dipped strawberries
    Viva strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven and make a delicious treat and a healthier alternative to a bar of chocolate.
    15th Mar 2015 at 1:55pm in cakes & desserts
  • Fenland celery, herb & bacon parcels
    Fenland celery tastes delicious when roasted. Cooking it in little parcels keeps all the flavours and lovely juices in. Try this easy recipe for family suppers, children love anything wrapped up!
    15th Mar 2015 at 1:55pm in meat & poultry
  • Strawberry & almond macaroons
    Macaroons are the perfect dessert to follow a romantic dinner - the perfect treat!
    10th Feb 2015 at 8:41pm in cakes & desserts

Food poll

Do you buy organic food?

Portabello mushroom burgers

Quick and easy to make, these burgers are great for summer barbecues - just add a big dollop of houmous as the finishing touch Go to recipe

Cookery books on Amazon

Soup!

Soup!

Vava Berry

A shot of flavour, a nourishing meal in one, a delicate entree - soup epitomises versatility, ease and resourcefulness, is the ultimate comfort food and thrifty cooking at its b...