Pop the whole bag of value peppers in the microwave  and a few minutes later you have ‘roasted peppers’ – so much cheaper than buying them ready roasted!


1 packet (5) peppers

200g spaghetti

200g frozen leaf spinach

1tsp garlic puree or paste (such as Very Lazy)





1 Pierce the bag of peppers a couple of times and microwave on High for 5 mins.

2 Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water for 10 mins until tender, but with a slight bite.

3 Put the spinach into a bowl with the garlic and microwave on High for 3 mins.

4 Tip the spinach into a sieve resting over a bowl and use a potato masher to squeeze out all the water.

5 Carefully remove the peppers from the microwave . Cut off the stalk end and pull out with the seeds.  Slice.

6 Drain the spaghetti, add the spinach and peppers and season generously. Toss together and serve immediately.

Per serving: 240 cals, 2g fat (0.5g saturated fat)46 g carbs

Food ed Felicity’s tip: Mix in the finely grated zest and juice of a lemon for an extra zingy flavour.

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