A brilliantly tasty, cheap supper that’s on the table in under half an hour. Takes 25 minutes • Serves 2 (easily doubled)
– 175g/6oz spaghetti.
– 140g/5oz frozen peas.
– 1 tbsp olive oil.
– 2 large trimmed leeks (about 250g/9oz), thinly sliced.
– 1 tbsp basil pesto.
– freshly grated Parmesan, to serve (optional).
Step 1:Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions, adding the peas for the final 2 minutes.
Step 2:Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the leeks, then gently cook for about 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the pesto and three tablespoons of the pasta cooking water, then simmer for a few minutes.
Step 3:Drain the pasta and peas, then add to the frying pan, tossing everything together. Divide between two warm bowls and sprinkle with a little grated Parmesan, if using.