Quick, Easy & Student Friendly Recipe

If you are a student at university and have recently moved out, then you know the struggle of having to budget for a weekly food shop and find the time and energy to cook meals. It can be extremely difficult to balance this aspect of university life.  Especially if you’re wanting to be healthier. It may seem like a massive, big deal to make a healthy meal every single day especially for dinner. It can also feel super difficult to constantly be coming up with new meal ideas. So, we at Carbon have put together this quick, simple recipe for you to try out. 

One-pot Tomato Pasta 

This recipe is super easy and very quick and even better very cheap. (Serves 2, so you can have the second portion the nest day which saves you money and time!)

  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp fresh or dried breadcrumbs 
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely sliced 
  • 400g tin chopped tomato’s 
  • 250g spaghetti 
  1. Heat oil in a saucepan, and fry breadcrumbs for 3-4 min, continuing to stir. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Tip into bowl and set aside. 
  2. Add more oil to pan and cook onion for 5 mins and then add chopped tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Stir well and bring to simmer. 
  3. Break your spaghetti in half and add to the pan with 500ml of boiling water and cook for 10 mins. And that’s it serve you’re yummy pasta in a bowl and sprinkle the garlicky breadcrumbs over the top and enjoy. 
One-pot Tomato Pasta

Written by Ella Gutfreund