gluten free pasta dishes waitrose good health 1

Tomato and chilli red lentil pasta

A simple gluten and dairy free pasta recipe, using gluten free red lentil pasta, a rich tomato sauce and vibrant fresh basil.
Servings 2


  • 150 g Waitrose red lentil pasta
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes with basil
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 red chilli
  • 5-6 large fresh basil leaves

To serve

  • Tomatoes on the vine


  • Preheat the oven to 180’C. Place the vine tomatoes on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile make the rest of the dish.
  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions (in salted boiling water for 5 minutes for al dente, 6-7 minutes for a little softer).
  • Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Cut the chilli in half lengthways, scrape the seeds out with a teaspoon and then chop finely.
  • Add the olive oil to a frying pan, turn to a gentle heat then add the onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes until softened on a low heat, then add the garlic and chilli. Cook for a further minute.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree to the pan, stir well, tear in the basil leaves and then cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Drain the cook pasta, add to the pan of sauce and stir until coated.
  • Remove the tomatoes from the oven once cook, and serve the pasta topped with the roasted tomatoes and some more torn basil leaves.