Spaghettini Favorita

When it comes to speedy comfort food it's hard to beat pasta, as Tobin Tobin's simple, tasty recipe demonstrates very well
By Tony Tobin
Spaghettini Favorita
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 6 mini Pepperami, sliced
  • small punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 20 black olives
  • 6 sun-blushed tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp red pesto
  • 1 tsp pesto
  • 500 g spaghettini
  • small bunch of rocket, roughly chopped
  • 60 g parmesan, grated


1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil for the spaghettini.

2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a wok. Add in the bacon and fry, stirring, for 2-3 minutes.

3. Add in the onion, garlic and pepperami and fry, stirring, for 2 minutes.

4. Add in the cherry tomatoes, sun-blushed tomatoes and olives, mixing well.

5. Mix in the red pesto, green pesto and a little of the simmering water and simmer gently.

6. Place the spaghettini in the boiling water and cook according to packet instructions until al dente; drain.

7. Toss the rocket and Parmesan into the cherry tomato sauce, mixing well.

8. Add the drained spaghettini to the wok, mixing thoroughly, then serve at once.

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