How best to cook filled pasta

On those busy nights fresh filled pasta (the bought kind) makes a brilliant quick base for dinner. You can pimp it with some flash fried baby tomatoes and courgettes, Parmesan cheese and black pepper. Or just have it naked (the pasta, not you, unless you really want to) with olive oil or butter, and Parmesan and a big side salad.

The problem is, if you cook it using the pack instructions you’ll end up with flabberdy parcels of water. So forget that and do this!

Prep time: 30 seconds
Cook time: 3 mins
Servings: NA
Servings: NA


  • Fresh filled pasta
  • Olive oil or butter to serve
  • Parmesan cheese to serve


Boil 1cm of water (get it from hot tap or kettle) in a frying pan.

Now just layer the pasta parcels over the bottom of the pan and put a lid on. Cook for 3 mins.

Serve with butter or extra virgin olive oil, cracked black epper, sea salt and grated fresh Parmesan, and a big salad.

Nutrition Info

Ready-made filled pasta

No food is devoid of nutrition. It’s easy to feel cheaty if you buy ready made foods sometimes but life doesn’t always lend itself to slaving over a cooker for more than ten minutes. Fresh filled pasta gives you energy from carbohydrates, vitamins from the fortified flour it’s made with and goodness from whatever it’s filled with. It’s eay to ramp up the nutrients by serving with with lash fried veggies or a big salad.

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