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Prawn Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce

This healthy prawn pasta has a spicy sauce made with tomatoes, chilli and plenty of garlic. It's such an easy recipe to make and is perfect for a busy weeknight. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 422kcal


  • 300 g Spaghetti
  • 200 g Cooked Prawns
  • 1 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 Red Chilli deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 75 g Spinach
  • Parmesan to serve


  • Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Reserve 4 tablespoons of pasta water before draining the pasta.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the garlic and chilli until soft. Add the chopped tomatoes, vinegar and sugar and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the prawns and the drained pasta to the sauce along with the spinach and 3-4 tablespoons of pasta water and toss until the spinach is wilted and the pasta is coated in the sauce. Serve with parmesan if desired.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1982IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 4mg