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Here’s something we do when we know we’re going to get in late and hungry. To call it a recipe might be pushing it but it tastes good and requires virtually no effort.

10-minute tortellini – to serve 2

  • 250g pack fresh spinach and ricotta tortellini (or something similar – we try to avoid the meat filled ones as there is something a bit dog food like about them)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes
  • a big bunch of parsley, leaves roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp finely grated parmesan

Boil the past for 2 minutes until just cooked.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the tomatoes until they start to blister.

When the pasta is cooked, drain it quickly, reserving some of the water.

Tip the pasta, parsley, a splash of the cooking water and most of the Parmesan into the tomatoes and bubble it all together. Season with black pepper and salt.

Serve with the rest of the Parmesan.

Hey presto.

(We learned this from some other cheaters – BBC Good Food)

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