Time to make: 25 mins, prep 5 mins, cook 20 mins
Total cost: $10.80 / $2.70 per serve
- 400g wholemeal penne
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 400g lean lamb mince
- 1/3 cup (80ml) red wine
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 1/3 cup sliced, pitted olives
- 1 small bunch English spinach, trimmed, leaves shredded
- grated parmesan cheese
Step 1 Cook penne according to packet directions. Drain. Set aside.
Step 2 Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Spray with oil. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion softened. Add mince. Cook for 5–6 minutes. Drain off any fat.
Step 3 Add wine, simmer until reduced by half. Add tomatoes and olives. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add spinach. Simmer for 2 minutes.
Step 4 Toss hot pasta with mince sauce. Divide pasta between serving bowls. Top with parmesan.
Replace the lamb with chicken mince, red wine with white, and the olives with diced bacon.