Throw everything into the pot and cook – it’s that easy.  This is simple food, cooked simply.  Enjoy topped with capers, herbs and white beans or just have it as it comes…

Prep:  5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes approximately


200g (7 oz) spaghetti
600ml water (21 fl oz) (wholemeal) or 500ml (17 fl oz) water (white pasta)*
200g (7oz) fresh tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
1 onion
1 handful of green beans
1 carrot
1 stick of celery
4 mushrooms
1tsp Italian Herbs
1 bay leaf
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp onion powder
Salt & pepper to taste
*additional water may be required depending on pasta used


  1. Chop onion, carrot, celery finely
  2. Roughly chop your tomato and mushrooms
  3. In a large pot, add your chopped vegetables, herbs and garlic & onion powders
  4. Put on a high heat and bring to the boil
  5. Add your spaghetti and lower heat to a high simmer
  6. Stir frequently to ensure pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom (add additional water in increments of 50 – 100ml if required)
  7. Once most of the liquid has been absorbed add crushed garlic
  8. Cook until all liquid is absorbed by the pasta and the pasta is cooked and you’re left with a small amount of thick sauce.

Video instructions


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